Kaine secures enough votes to limit Trump’s military actions against Iran

Lee and Paul said last week they would also back Kaine’s resolution after some changes to its language. Lee announced his support after top Trump administration officials briefed lawmakers about the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, which the Utah Republican described as “the worst” he’d seen on a military issue in his nine years in the Senate.

Kaine filed a revised version of his resolution last week and could force a vote on it as soon as early next week, unless there’s a unanimous consent agreement. But the Senate impeachment trial could affect the vote’s timing.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday the Senate still needs to work out the timing with impeachment but the “resolution is the right way to go and has the support of all 47 Democrats.”

Kaine’s resolution limits the Trump administration’s military actions against Iran without congressional approval. The House passed a similar symbolic measure last week.

Burgess Everett contributed to this report.