GOP senator takes shot at Trump for threatening Venezuela with war


A US Republican senator says Congress would “obviously” not authorize war against Venezuela after President Donald Trump threatened the crisis-hit South American country with a military action.

Senator Ben Sasse criticized Trump on Friday night for the president’s remarks made earlier in the day in New Jersey. Trump told reporters that he would not rule out a “possible military option” in Venezuela, which has long grappled with political and economic crisis.

“No. Congress obviously isn’t authorizing war in Venezuela,” Sasse said in a statement.

The senator from the US state of Nebraska, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “Congress doesn’t vote to spill Nebraskans’ blood based on who the executive lashes out at today.”

US President Donald Trump (C) speaks to the press on August 11, 2017 that he was considering a military action against Venezuela (Photo by Reuters)

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  • darthangel

    Wow…congress is actually sticking up for its right to declare war? One more reason its better to have Trump in office than any Bush/Clinton/Obama. At least now the neocons don’t know who to side with.

  • Tucker

    I voted for Trump and it is sure as hell was NOT because I wanted this idiot to get into office and continue to allow these mostly jewish, mentally insane, war mongering, neocon psychopaths to goad him into continuing all of these criminal, illegal, unprovoked and unjustified wars all over the planet.

    He has been in office 7 and a half months and already he has attacked or threatened to attack how many nations? Syria, Iran, North Korea, and now Venezuela? With the US already bogged down in never ending quagmires in Afghanistan, Iraq, and who knows how many other Middle Eastern nations and this MORON is letting Jared Kushner whisper in his ear about who the jew neocons want him to attack next?