Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Can't Think of Anything Dumber Than Allowing Congress to Take Over' U.S. Foreign Policy

In an appearance on Fox News, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she "can't think of anything dumber than allowing Congress to take over our foreign policy."

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On Thursday, the House will vote on a War Powers resolution "to limit the president's military actions regarding Iran," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday. The vote comes in response to President Donald Trump's drone strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force.

Fox host Ainsley Earhardt asked Sanders why the House was going forward with a vote when Trump said "Iran was standing down" and the U.S. was "ready to embrace peace" during his address to the public Wednesday.

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Sanders said that she thought the vote was "dumb," because Congress "can't seem to manage to get much of anything done." "I think the last thing we want to do is push powers into Congress's hands and take them away from the president," the former press secretary said.

She also responded to critics of Trump's drone strike. "Any Democrat that doesn't understand that America is safer now that one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world is rotting in Hell is completely naive and completely misses what we need to have in a foreign policy," Sanders said. "The last thing I want to do is see them take power away from President Trump and put it into their own hands. I don't think anything could be worse for America than that."

Sanders and Fox News did not immediately respond to request for comment.

On Sunday, Pelosi detailed the reason for the vote. "Last week, the Trump Administration conducted a provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials," she wrote in a letter announcing the legislation. "This action endangered our service members, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran... we are concerned that the Administration took this action without the consultation of Congress and without respect for Congress's war powers granted to it by the Constitution."

In his speech addressing Iran's retaliation on Tuesday, Trump said that the U.S. and Iran should work together against ISIS. "The destruction of ISIS is good for Iran, and we should work together on this and other shared priorities," the president said. "To the people and leaders of Iran: we want you to have a future and a great future. One that you deserve, one of prosperity at home, and harmony with the nations of the world. The United States is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it."

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty
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