Sen. Cynthia Lummis talks Iraq and Trump

Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 6:03 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - We spoke to U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis Thursday morning, and she discussed the repeal of the 1991 and 2002 “Authorization of Military use of Force in Iraq” and her views on Trump.

“That we are still authorizing U.S. troops to defend themselves in the region as well as to seek true terrorists, the Suleimani and Baghdadis of the future, that AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force) would remain in effect,” said U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming.

If the two bills are allowed to be amended and pass the U.S. Senate floor, they will focus efforts on terrorist activity within the region instead of one country.

And would move away from a “forever war.” Currently, there are 2,500 hundred troops in Iraq.

Regarding the possible Trump indictment, Lummis says she believes the litigation is politically motivated and resurrecting the Stormy Daniels matter now seems opportunistic.

She says it is the “wrong approach,” and that the decision should be up to the voters and not a federal prosecutor trying to make a name for himself.

Regarding supporting Trump’s re-election Lummis, she wasn’t as clear.

“I will likely be staying neutral in the primary and will end up supporting whoever emerges from the Republican party primary, " said Lummis.

Lummis says that although she is remaining neutral... She is happy for her friends and fellow politicians, Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott, that are considering a primary run.