"Congress has the constitutional right to declare war. The president does not have it. The secretary of state does not, and Saudi Arabia certainly does not," Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, told CNN Burnet's Erin on OutFront. "I think we need to make sure that the American people understand that this administration – which is lying about the weather maps or the size of the crowd – cannot be trusted to give us all the information we need to be able to to decide whether or not we should go to war with Iran. "
" We are unable to think of another endless war and I really hope my colleagues in Congress put pressure on this administration to take a step back and understand how we use diplomacy to de-escalate the situation, "she added.
Trump said on Monday that he "does not seek to enter into a new conflict, but sometimes it is necessary."
On Sunday night, Trump tweeted that the United States was "locked and charged depending on the check" – a refrain that Mark Short, the chief of staff of the vice president, told reporters Monday morning that he could not invoke military action .
"I believe that the closed and loaded is a broad term and speaks to the realities for which we are all far safer and more secure. internally from energy independence, "Short said.
A CNN / SSRS poll released last week found that overall, 71% said they trusted only some or nothing of what they hear from White House official announcements, about the same as 68% who felt this way at the end of 2017