Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) voted against the Lee Amendment to HR 550, which includes language to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF).
Ahead of the vote, Palazzo delivered the remarks in opposition of the AUMF repeal, saying, “The amendment before us today, is another example of the Democrats most recent campaign to undermine our military, our national security and as always, President Trump.”
The Congressman continued, “By adopting this amendment, it tells our enemies that they can continue attacking the United States completely unchecked. It projects uncertainty and weakness to those who are actively working against us. The United States must maintain the ability to counter terrorist attacks and an active AUMF accomplishes that.”
Congressman Palazzo’s full statement on the U.S. House floor can be seen below.