“The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian Online Cigarettes Store USA military officials ... without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Further, this action was taken without the consultation of Congress.” “This strike went forward with no notification or consultation with Congress,” committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said in a statement Thursday. “Even if this strike was in self-defense, no current congressional authorization covered it and the President needs to notify Congress within 48 hours pursuant to the War Powers Resolution. The law requires notification so the President can’t plunge the United States into ill-considered wars.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer, the upper chamber’s top Democrat, was not given any advance notice of the airstrike, according to an aide.
Several other senators, specifically Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee, spoke out Thursday night. A spokesperson Newport Cigarettes Shop for the committee’s top Democrat, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, declined to immediately comment but told HuffPost that the senator will deliver a statement on the airstrikes Friday morning.
“Soleimani was an enemy of the United States. That’s not a question,” committee member Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) Cheap Newport 100s cigarettes wrote on Twitter. “The question is this ― as reports suggest, did America just assassinate, without any congressional authorization, the second most powerful person in Iran, knowingly setting off a potential massive regional war?”