Sneaky Paul Ryan Stayed Up Last Night And Did Trump A Terrifying Favor

Proving he is both sneaky and undemocratic, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) waited until after midnight to strip an amendment with bipartisan support from the 2018 defense authorization bill without debate, a floor vote or consultation with anyone but the Republican leadership, which was a huge favor to President Trump.

The amendment by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) would repeal the 60-word long 9-11 inspired Authorized Use of Military Force law (AUMF), passed in 2001, which Trump uses to arbitrarily deploy military forces against ISIS, drop bombs, carry out drone attacks and other hostile actions in a myriad of countries across the world.

It would have required the Congress to pass a new law before military action could be used against ISIS in Syria or elsewhere.

via Sneaky Paul Ryan Stayed Up Last Night And Did Trump A Terrifying Favor

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