Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday, Jan. 6, that he would object to a War Powers resolution aimed at limiting the president’s military actions in Iran.

“I will oppose any War Powers resolution pushed by @SpeakerPelosi so as to allow this president to have the latitude he needs as commander in chief,” Graham tweeted.

“The last thing America needs is 535 Commanders in Chief. Americans elected one: @realdonaldtrump,” he added.

In a letter sent to House Democrats on Sunday, Jan. 5, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said her chamber will launch a vote on a war powers resolution. The resolution would mandate that the Trump administration’s military hostilities toward Iran would cease within 30 days if no further congressional action is taken.

The measure comes after President Trump last week ordered an airstrike at the Baghdad airport in Iraq, killing the top Iranian commander, without the consultation of Congress.

“Last week, the Trump Administration conducted a provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials. This action endangered our service members, diplomats, and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran,” Pelosi wrote in the letter.

However, Lindsey Graham sent his clear message to Democrats: “40 years of Iranian aggression needs to be dealt with forcefully.”

He added, “President Trump is right to demand this regime change its behavior. The Democratic Party’s pathetic response to the killing of Soleimani only emboldens our enemies.”

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