The Democrats’ weakness on military issues has been on full display.
But this time they crossed the line.
And Chuck Schumer committed this horrible act of treason against the U.S. military.
Democrats are threatening to hold up funding the United States military over a political stunt designed to embarrass President Trump on Iran.
Schumer’s caucus is threatening to filibuster the National Defense Reauthorization Act unless Mitch McConnell lets the Democrats waste floor time with a debate on going to war with Iran.
After a leadership meeting on Tuesday morning, several Democrats said they were digging in for battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) after he moved to block amendment votes on Monday and set up a key vote to end debate on Wednesday. The caucus is leaning toward stopping the bill, several sources said privately. Moving forward will require 60 senators’ support and the backing of at least seven Democrats.
A final decision will wait until after the full Democratic Caucus gathers on Tuesday afternoon, which could expose Democrats to short-term political attacks from Republicans for voting against the military in a bid to appeal to 2020 primary voters. But some Democrats have already made up their mind.
“There should be no more unauthorized wars. And this is worth the fight,” said Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), who is the chief deputy whip. He said leaders are “assessing” whether there are 41 votes to block the bill.
“There’s a very strong consensus that we need to vote on making clear that there will be no unauthorized war with Iran. So I think that’s the direction that we’re moving in,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).
President Trump repeatedly stated he does not want war with Iran.
And he called off airstrikes that could have caused the current crisis with Iran to spiral out of control to the point where the two countries actually go to war.
Democrats did not hold up the defense spending bill when Barack Obama launched his illegal war in Libya.
Now they are holding up giving America’s fighting forces the resources they need out of petty spite.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.