Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted against H.Con.Res. 83, Speaker Pelosi’s War Powers Resolution, which passed in the House on Thursday by a vote of 224-194. It was a vote that narrowly followed party lines. He released a statement yesterday afternoon on his vote:
“President Trump acted in America’s best interest when he ordered the strike that killed Iranian General Soleimani,” said Guthrie. “This afternoon, I voted against Speaker Pelosi’s War Powers Resolution that would undermine President Trump’s authority to protect American troops in the Middle East. This resolution fully ignores President Trump’s clear ongoing efforts to avoid war and bring Iran to the negotiating table, and it would further prevent President Trump from keeping our troops safe. I will continue to pray for our brave men and women abroad, and I stand ready to work with President Trump and my colleagues to negotiate with Iran on a deal that keeps our nation safe.”
The resolution is currently non-binding and will now go to the Senate for a final vote.