Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a close ally of President Donald Trump's, will vote against his friend having power to go to war without Congress.
“Killing Soleimani was the right decision,” he said, according to a Bloomberg reporter.
However, he doesn't agree with getting into a prolonged war in the Middle East. It's a sentiment that Trump once shared when running for president in 2016. Gaetz said is the “wrong decision.”
! Matt Gaetz says he will vote for the House's war powers resolution "Killing Soleimani was the right decision," h… https://t.co/6Fu3DH8wYD— Daniel Flatley (@Daniel Flatley)1578607934.0
Gaetz joins many other Republicans who have spoken out against Trump's unchecked power to attack Iran at will. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have been two of the loudest Republicans supporting the Democrats' bill.
Gaetz sent out the following tweet about the matter:
I represent more troops than any other member of this body. I buried one of them earlier today at Arlington. If o… https://t.co/nvh20zItm6— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@Rep. Matt Gaetz)1578608517.0