Congress may soon have its first debate about America's wars in the Middle East in years. A powerful, Republican-led committee in the House of Representatives on Thursday approved an amendment calling for the repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force, the legal cornerstone of overseas military actions carried out under Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
The vote was a surprising victory for the amendment's sponsor, California Democrat Barbara Lee, who was the sole vote against the measure and who has repeatedly called for its repeal in the years since it was passed three days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) about her amendment calling for the repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
This segment aired on June 30, 2017.