America 47th Vice President and Democratic Presidential Nominee, Joe Biden has yet again criticized Donald Trump mode of governance. He said Donald Trump’s policy decision have increased the risk of war in the Middle East.
Joe Biden wrote a statement on Friday May 8th, 2020, on Trump’s recent decision with Iran.
The statement read, ‘The President’s message in vetoing the war powers resolution on Iran demonstrates yet again his contempt for the U.S. Congress as a co-equal branch of government.
‘The war power is shared under our Constitution, for a simple but profound reason: the Framers understood that the solemn decision to take the country to war requires the informed consent of the American people, as expressed through their elected representatives and their President.
‘ When I am President, I will work closely with Congress on decisions to use force, not dismiss congressional legislation as “very insulting.”
‘One thing is unmistakably clear: Donald Trump’s policy decisions have increased the risk of war in the Middle East. Two years ago today, he withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement — a deal that was verifiably blocking Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
‘Back then, he promised us a better deal. He hasn’t delivered. Instead, Iran has ramped up its nuclear enrichment activity, moving them closer to the capacity to develop a nuclear bomb.
‘And Iran has become even more provocative in the region, increasing the danger for American forces stationed in the Middle East.
Biden added, ‘Despite his veto of the congressional joint resolution, Donald Trump should understand this: he does not have the authority to go to war with Iran without Congressional authorization.’