Duckworth Condemns Trump's Response to Escalating Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Today, combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered remarks on the Senate floor in response to escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Duckworth criticized Donald Trump for seemingly abdicating matters of war and peace to a foreign power, kowtowing to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and ignoring the fact that the Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to declare war. Since she was elected to the Senate, Duckworth has urged her colleagues to replace our outdated Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMFs), which set the legal framework, parameters and constitutional basis for our ongoing military engagements.