'You don’t get to authorize US military interventions' – US Rep. Khanna to Venezuela’s Guaido
February 10, 2019 at 2:57 PM - Views: 87 #22726LaadeedaaParticipant
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After self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela Juan Guaido said he might ‘authorize’ a US military intervention, he was rebuffed by Congressman Ro Khanna, who told him he doesn’t get to make the call on “US military interventions.”
“Mr. Guaido, you can proclaim yourself leader of Venezuela but you don’t get to authorize US military interventions,” Khanna tweeted on Saturday, adding that only the US Congress can greenlight sending troops overseas.
Mr. Guaido, you can proclaim yourself leader of Venezuela but you don’t get to authorize US military interventions. Only the US Congress can do that. We will not. https://t.co/rbPldFOnOZ
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) February 9, 2019
The Trump administration’s belligerent rhetoric was met with pushback from a number of politicians. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said the US must “not be in the business of regime change or supporting coups.” <snip>
The United States needs to stay out of Venezuela. Let the Venezuelan people determine their future. We don't want other countries to choose our leaders–so we have to stop trying to choose theirs.
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February 10, 2019 at 3:13 PM #22732beeninthewoodsParticipant
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Amazing subliminal messaging going on here. The picture of Guaido above- I did a double take- he looks like Obama’s younger brother. Nice image to bring centrist Dems onboard.
February 10, 2019 at 4:14 PM #22753GloriaMundiParticipant
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Well Ro Khanna is half right. While it’s true that Guiado (sp?) can’t himself authorize US military intervention, it is certainly not true that “Only the US Congress can do that”. The US Congress had utterly abdicated its Constitutional responsibility regarding our use of military force. Trump will be able to do it if he wants to and Congress won’t stop him. Even if it comes to a vote, he’ll get enough Democrats on board to do it.
February 10, 2019 at 4:25 PM #22758Ohio BarbarianModerator
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That’s not completely true. Trump would need congressional authorization for the use of force in Venezuela. Period. Will the Democrats go along with him? I don’t know. I do know there will be vocal opposition this time.
I suppose it’s possible there will be enough No votes in the House to stop it. I know it’s possible if a lot of people start calling congressional switchboards and crashing their email sites.
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February 10, 2019 at 10:51 PM #22897glindaParticipant
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Amy K is for both sanctions and intervention there. Just sayin’.
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February 10, 2019 at 4:41 PM #22768beeninthewoodsParticipant
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Trump may not need congress’s support. Now that Pompeo had declared that there are terrorists in Venezuela he may have the green light to go.
February 10, 2019 at 9:57 PM #22883GZeusHParticipant
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I’m thinking about coming down from Mr. Olympus and naming myself acting U. S. President. I’m sure I can act at it as well as the current role playing baboon. How’s about it? Can I get a round of applause here, and maybe some obsequious head nodding from over Europe way?
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February 11, 2019 at 1:40 PM #23104Land of EnchantmentKeymaster
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I’m happy to rec your idea!
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