Senate moves to limit President Trump on military force against Iran

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a bipartisan measure aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.

Eight Republicans joined Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House.

The rebuke was the Senate's first major vote since acquitting Trump on impeachment charges last week.

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Trump is expected to veto the war powers resolution if it reaches his desk.

He's warned that if his “hands were tied, Iran would have a field day."

The three senators seeking the Democratic nomination for president all returned to the Capitol from campaigning and backed the war powers resolution.