U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to a question from a reporter following a signing ceremony for the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act inside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 11, 2020.  REUTERS/Tom Brenner

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution that would block Trump from going to war with Iran without congressional approval.
A number of Republicans defied the president, who was heavily opposed to the resolution, and voted in favor of the measure. The final vote was 54 in favor and 46 opposed.
The measure is expected to pass in the House, but Trump is poised to veto it.
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia sponsored the measure.
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A number of Republican senators joined Democrats on Thursday to vote in favor of a resolution barring President Donald Trump from taking further military actions against Iran without congressional approval.

The final vote was 54 senators in favor and 46 opposed.

The resolution, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, was heavily opposed by Trump.

In tweets on Wednesday, Trump said: “It is very important for our Country’s SECURITY that the United States Senate not vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution. We are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness…If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day. Sends a very bad signal. The Democrats are only doing this as an attempt …read more

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