Frustrated Senate Republicans say the Trump administration has been kept in the dark
What GOP lawmakers already know, however, has them on edge. Trump has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, a patriot missile defense battery and an Air Force bomber task force for the Middle East; Embassy in Baghdad
"I don't think it's fair for us to do it. walk around wondering, ”said Sen. Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report – Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition – After GOP infighting, Trump Jr.
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"We Are Moving People," The Headman of the State and Foreign Operations they said. "This is a big deal."
"We had a good deal of the war," he said. “I was there a bunch of time getting rocketed.
Republican senators say they do not know if they are a threat to the Middle East. militant, which The New York Times first reported on Tuesday
Sen. Cory Gardner Cory Scott GardnerDem Senate campaign arm hits GOP lawmakers over Trump Taxes 1 dead, several others injured in school shooting in Denver. Gardner's environmental record MORE Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report – Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition – After GOP infighting, Trump Jr. Marianne Williamson She Can't Win 3 Florida Radio Stations Trump Speeches Every Hour Until 2020 election MORE won in 2016, Iran could escalate.
“There should be more briefings. I think you should have that sooner rather later. I've talked to the administration about that, ”they said, referring to conversations they had in the previous 24 hours.
Gardner, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, news reports that Iranian proxies were given the green light to attack US People in the Middle East
Asked if they were worried about death in America soldiers throughout the Middle East, it's a grave concern. ”
One alarming scenario is that Saudi Arabia, which is a military campaign in Yemen's civil war, troops into a regional conflict. Saudi Oil Pumping Stations in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Houthi rebels in Yemen,
Sen. Mike Lee Michael (Mike) Shumway LeeExport-Import Bank back Senate confirmations Trump, Senate GOP discuss effort to overhaul legal immigration Overnight Defense: Pentagon plans to make sexual harassment a crime | Military sexual assaults up 38 percent | Senate file to override Trump's Yemen veto MORE (R-Utah) said, "I’m always looking for more. If we're going to go somewhere, Congress ought to approve it. ”
Sen. Rand Paul Randal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump Jr. reaches deal to testify with Senate Intelligence GOP voters in New Hampshire subpoena: 'Really sad' MORE (R-Ky.) said he has warned the administration that it does not have a congressional approval to go to war with Iran. do not have the permission of go to go with Iran. The Constitution is very clear. Congress must declare war. I told the administration today. We had the undersecretary for policy from State.
Republicans said they had a last week for an all-senators briefing, but it wasn't possible because Mike Pompeo Michael (Mike) Richard PompeoFrustrated GOP senators want answers from Trump on Iran US Halts flights to Venezuela 12:30 Report: Alabama abortion bill revives national debate MORE 's trip to Brussels and Sochi, Russia. Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi Wednesday, Pompeo said the United States wants Iran to behave like "normal country" but warned that U.S. Forces Will Respond if American interests come under attack.
Lawmakers have questions about the intelligence the administration Trump is using to justify the military Deployment, Which Britain, a close military ally, has a called into doubt.
The senior British military official told reporters Tuesday that they did not have an attack on Iran or connected militant groups. Major Gen. Chris Ghika, the deputy commander of a US-led coalition battling ISIS, told The New York Times that "there has been no threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria."
GOP lawmakers say they are more inclined to trusted intelligence sources but feel frustrated.
, before we make any decisions about the use of military force. We know that from history. We know that just as a practical matter, ”said Sen. Jerry Moran Gerald (Jerry) MoranThe Hill's Morning Report – Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition – Major fallout from China trade talks collapse FBI director says he wouldn't use 'spying' to describe investigations MORE (R-Kan.)
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"My understanding is there [a briefing]" by early next week, but I don't know where we're going to be by early next week. I hope I’m wrong, we could be full blown into this thing. It is a much more urgent situation. "I'm surprised there is more talk about it," said Sen.
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“I've been here for eight years,” Rubio added. “I pray that it changes. I don't want to have a war in that region.
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"You can't have been kept properly."
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Jordain Carney and Rebecca Kheel contributed.