Another Republican senator has joined Democrats in an effort to limit the executive branch's war powers.
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., announced his support Tuesday of a resolution led by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
"The Constitution, in Article I, provides Congress the power to declare war — a responsibility I take seriously," Moran said, reports The Hill. "The prospect of military action against Iran has consequences that ought to be considered by the full Congress, on behalf of the people it represents.
"In supporting the War Powers Resolution, I respect the president's obligation to defend against imminent threats while making sure any additional action is properly debated and approved by Congress as required by the Constitution."
A vote on the resolution, which is tied to the War Powers Act, is expected Thursday. It requires only a simple majority to pass. Four other Republicans have already pledged to support it: Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rand Paul, R-Ky; and Todd Young, R-Ind.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged Republicans to vote against the resolution, which he calls "blunt and clumsy."
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