January 5, 2020 / 3:03 PM / 20 days ago

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Schumer cautions Trump against 'bumbling' into war

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) departs the Senate floor after his remarks, in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. January 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday warned President Donald Trump against “bumbling” into a war following a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

“We do not need this president either bumbling or impulsively getting us into a major war,” Schumer said on ABC’s “This Week,” adding that he does not believe Trump has the authority to go to war without congressional authorization.

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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