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Carter Votes Against Democrat's Non-Binding War Powers Resolution

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted against the House Democrat's non-binding war powers resolution tonight, which attacks the President of the United States days after he strategically ordered a strike to eliminate Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani.

"The President of the United States of America acted decisively and justifiably in eliminating an Iranian terrorist who was responsible for the death of Americans and was planning more attacks," said Carter. "President Trump's decision to eliminate Soleimani will save American lives. The killing of Soleimani was not an act to start a war, it was a tactical move to end a war. 

"Instead of rallying behind our troops and our President to show the world we are unified against terrorism and the leading state sponsor of terrorism, Washington Democrats decided to hold a vote tonight on a non-binding messaging resolution to admonish our President for killing an Iranian terrorist with American blood on his hands. This will do nothing more than further divide our nation and show the world we are not united. It's shameful."

Introduced as a concurrent resolution, this war powers resolution introduced by House Democrats has no force of law and cannot make it to the President's desk.