McConnell open to Iran war authorization vote

Defense News: The Senate’s top Republican won’t support plans to require Congress to approve any military action against Iran, but he signaled he may at least allow a vote on the idea.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he thinks a proposed amendment regarding Iran would undermine the president in the midst of a crisis. But, in a break with recent precedent of sidelining potentially controversial issues, he is considering allowing a full-chamber vote on the topic.

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