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.”
Trump, who has already promised to…