April 13, 2017

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: MOAB Strike Marks New Front in Afghanistan War

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the US bombing in Afghanistan:

“Today’s unprecedented use of a MOAB, which is considered the ‘Mother of All Bombs,’ marks a new front in the almost 16 year war in Afghanistan. President Trump owes the American people an explanation about his escalation of military force in Afghanistan and his long-term strategy to defeat ISIS.

“No president should have a blank check for endless war, especially not this president, who is acting without any checks or oversight from the Republican-controlled Congress. I urge Speaker Ryan to call Congress back into session, so we can immediately repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force and put real restraints on President Trump’s warmongering.”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee was the only member of Congress to vote against the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force. Her bill, H.R. 1229, would repeal the 2001 AUMF.