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Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty

Q: Support Trump withdrawal from treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability in return for lifting economic sanctions?

Josh Hawley (R): Yes.

Claire McCaskill (D): Supported original treaty. "Concerned about what comes next" and effect on the relationship with allies.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Missouri Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

under many threats from radical Islam & N Korea

"Josh Hawley is a constitutional lawyer who has fought for cases at the Supreme Court and won," said Ambassador John Bolton. "He'll take that same fight to the U.S. Senate, where I know he will vote and advocate for a stronger national security and an America-first foreign policy." "It is an honor to receive an endorsement from Ambassador Bolton. An expert in foreign policy, he understands the many threats posed to America by radical Islam, North Korea, and Iran.
Source: Globe News Wire on 2018 Missouri Senate race , Dec 12, 2017

President ok to use military force against Iran.

Hawley voted NAY the Iran War Powers Resolution

Axios.com summary: The House passed a symbolic war powers resolution directing President Trump to halt the use of military force against Iran unless he obtains approval from Congress.

The big picture: A classified briefing on the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani [by the US military] left Democrats and even some Republicans deeply skeptical, with many claiming that officials did not provide evidence that there was an "imminent" threat from Iran. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) said they will vote in favor of a similar resolution in the Senate [S J Res 68].

What opponents are saying: Former national security adviser and notorious Iran hawk John Bolton tweeted: "The 1973 War Powers Resolution is unconstitutional. It reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of how the Constitution allocated foreign affairs authority between the President and Congress. The Resolution should be repealed." Pres. Trump quote tweeted Bolton and added: "Smart analysis, I fully agree!"

What supporters are saying: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was one of the few Republicans to vote in favor of the resolution, stating on the House floor: "Killing Soleimani was the right decision, but engaging in another forever war in the Middle East would be the wrong decision." Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced legislation that would block funding for offensive military force against Iran without congressional authorization. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) is also seeking to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which has been used repeatedly to justify war in the Middle East in the wake of 9/11. Lee was the only member of Congress to vote against the AUMF in 2001, criticizing it as a "blank check."

Legislative outcome: H Con Res 83 Passed House 224-194-13 on 1/9/20; S J Res 68 passed Senate 55-45-0 on 2/13/20. Vetoed 5/6; Senate veto override failed 5/7/20.

Source: Congressional vote 20-SCR33 on Jan 9, 2020

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