WASHINGTON (KFVS) - U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) questioned Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday, May 14 regarding a potential deployment of 120,000 troops to counter Iran in the Middle East.
The Senator cautioned the Acting Secretary against moving forward with the proposal reportedly proposed to White House officials.
Duckworth is a member of the Armed Services Committee.
In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) also stated that the U.S. Constitution is clear in that Congress has the ultimate say in matters of war.