Trump administration officials like Pompeo rely on the 2001 AUMF, a post-9/11 law, to make the case for war with Iran.
Pompeo thinks can bypass Congress to strike Iran
"In alignment with what Rep. Gaetz said, we were absolutely presented with a full formal presentation on how the 2001 AUMF might authorize war on Iran…Pompeo said it with his own words…a relationship between Iran and al Qaeda.” pic.twitter.com/LRezIaj5pK
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) June 13, 2019
If @POTUS wants to use military force against Iran (or any nation) he must first make his case to Congress & seek authorization. It’s time to repeal the 2001 AUMF so this POTUS & future admins can’t use shaky legal footing to drag us into conflict w/o proper authorization. (3/3)
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) June 13, 2019