FreedomWorks Applauds House Vote to Repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the bipartisan vote on H.R. 256 to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“Constitutional foreign policy is conservative. Ending endless wars is conservative. Voting to repeal an outdated and continually misused AUMF is conservative.

“The 49 Republicans who voted for this bill should be proud of the shift they represent in their party towards a critical element of support for our military: having difficult and robust debates over where, when, and why to send our troops into harm’s way.

“Constitutional conservatives in the Senate should now stand ready to join their House colleagues in supporting repeal as well, on an issue that Americans from both sides can and should agree on.”