WASHINGTON, D.C. – After calls from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to hold a vote on Iran, the Senate voted on a measure today that would require President Trump to come before Congress and get authorization before taking military actions that bring the U.S. closer to war with Iran. Brown, who voted against entry into the Iraq war, voted for the bipartisan measure and said that President Trump and his Administration must present their case to the American people if the President is considering putting Americans in harm’s way and entangling the U.S. in another military conflict in the Middle East.
In April, Brown cosponsored the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act, which would limit the use of funds for kinetic military operations in or against Iran.
“We cannot allow President Trump’s stumbling to lead us into war with Iran,” Brown said. “The President must come before Congress and the American people before taking military action that could bring us closer to war. President Trump campaigned on ending unnecessary wars in the Middle East, so before taking any actions that could force us into war with Iran, he needs to explain to the American people why they should put their sons and daughters in harm’s way.”