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The Democratic Party just betrayed Biden in a move that is shaking up 2024

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Everyone assumed Biden was the nominee for president. But now former allies are calling foul.

And the Democratic Party just betrayed Biden in a move that is shaking up 2024.

On Thursday, some Democrats on Capitol Hill chastised President Biden for initiating airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen without congressional consent, alleging that the action was unconstitutional.

“The President needs to come to Congress before launching a strike against the Houthis in Yemen and involving us in another middle east [sic] conflict,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) tweeted.

“That is Article I of the Constitution. I will stand up for that regardless of whether a Democrat or Republican is in the White House.”

“Section 2C of the War Powers Act is clear: POTUS may only introduce the US into hostilities after Congressional authorization or in a national emergency when the U.S. is under imminent attack,” Khanna went on.

“Reporting is not a substitute. This is a retaliatory, offensive strike.”

Echoing Khanna, Rep. Val Hoyle (D-Ore.) tweeted, “These airstrikes have NOT been authorized by Congress. The Constitution is clear: Congress has the sole authority to authorize military involvement in overseas conflicts. Every president must first come to Congress and ask for military authorization, regardless of party.”

The bombing campaign led by the United States and the United Kingdom, according to Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington), is “an unacceptable violation of the Constitution.”

“Article 1 requires that military action be authorized by Congress,” she further explained.

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) voiced concern that Biden’s actions in Yemen could lead to the United States “getting entangled in another decades-long conflict without Congressional authorization.”

“The White House must work with Congress before continuing these airstrikes in Yemen,” he urged.

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), a member of the far-left “Squad” of congressional members, termed the attacks “illegal” and urged President Barack Obama to “stop the bombing and do better by us.”

“The people do not want more of our taxpayer dollars going to endless war and the killing of civilians,” she tweeted.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who has previously accused Biden of aiding “genocide” against Palestinians, criticized the Yemen offensive as well.

“The American people are tired of endless war,” she tweeted, calling the airstrikes unconstitutional.

The attacks on Yemen follow a series of drone and missile attacks on cargo boats in the Red Sea by the Iranian-backed Houthis.

“The United States carries a special, historic obligation to help protect and defend these arteries of global trade and commerce,” a senior administration official told reporters Thursday.

“And this action falls directly in line with that tradition. That is clearly reflected in both our national security strategy and the national defense strategy. It is a key conviction of the president and it is a commitment that we are prepared to uphold.”

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