Sarah Sanders: ‘I Can’t Think of Anything Dumber Than Allowing Congress to Take over our Foreign Policy’
Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has made the extraordinary claim that it would be dumb to allow Congress to have power over foreign policy and war, despite the fact the U.S. Constitution explicitly gives Congress the power to declare war.
Speaking on Fox & Friends on Thursday, Sanders was asked about the upcoming War Powers Resolution that Congress may pass to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action in the wake of the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
“I can’t think of anything dumber than allowing Congress to take over our foreign policy,” Sanders said.
Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders on war powers: "I can't think of anything dumber than allowing Congress to take over our foreign policy … The last thing we want to do is push powers into Congress' hands and take them away from the president." (h/t .@tylermonroe7) pic.twitter.com/85M0y3E4II
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“They can’t seem to get much of anything done. I think the last thing we want to do is push powers into Congress’ hands and take them away from the President.”
She went on to defend the killing of Soleimani, which was been criticized by Democrats and some Republicans.
“Any Democrat who doesn’t understand that America is safer now that one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world is rotting in Hell is completely naive and completely misses what we need to have in a foreign policy.”
Sanders, who is now a Fox News contributor, seems to be deliberately confusing foreign policy with war. The latter has historically been the purview of the executive branch, but the power to wage war is reserved in Congress as outlined in the Constitution.
Watch the video above, via Fox News/Twitter.