Democrats Mad That Biden Ordered Strikes Against Houthi Terrorists

Democrats Mad That Biden Ordered Strikes Against Houthi Terrorists

Democrats Mad That Biden Ordered Strikes Against Houthi Terrorists

The U.S. and Britain launched strikes against the Houthi terrorist group last night, and the Democrats are mad that they did so. You see, Biden should’ve asked permission first.

Let’s see Ro. Exactly WHO attacked first?

More than 2,000 ships have been forced to divert thousands of miles to avoid the Red Sea, causing weeks of delays, Mr. Biden said. On Tuesday, American and British warships intercepted one of the largest barrages of Houthi drone and missile strikes yet, an assault that U.S. and other Western military officials said was the last straw.

Biden officials said they had telegraphed what was coming for weeks. But the strikes, they said, were meant more to damage Houthi capability and to hinder the group’s ability to strike Red Sea targets, rather than to kill leaders and Iranian trainers, which could be viewed as more escalatory.

That’s right, the Houthis have been attacking since November! As I wrote in December, major shipping companies have had to reroute everything because of the Houthi terrorist attacks. Which means we will all be seeing major delays in products getting to our shores. Products including cars, phones, laptops, clothes, toys, and much more. Shipping costs will go up as it is much more expensive to traverse around the Cape of Good Hope (one hella windy place that), and the amount of fuel used increases costs exponentially as well. 

Then, on January 9, Houthi terrorists launched a huge attack. Via U.S. CentComm on Twitter/X:

On Jan. 9, at approximately 9:15 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthis launched a complex attack of Iranian designed one-way attack UAVs (OWA UAVs), anti-ship cruise missiles, and an anti-ship ballistic missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen into the Southern Red Sea, towards international shipping lanes where dozens of merchant vessels were transiting.

Eighteen OWA UAVs, two anti-ship cruise missiles, and one anti-ship ballistic missile were shot down by a combined effort of F/A-18s from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS Gravely (DDG 107), USS Laboon (DDG 58), USS Mason (DDG 87), and the United Kingdom’s HMS Diamond (D34). This is the 26th Houthi attack on commercial shipping lanes in the Red Sea since Nov. 19. There were no injuries or damage reported.

Since November Houthis have attacked and even tried to hijack merchant ships 26 times. Are we supposed to just sit back and wag our finger at them saying ‘naughty, naughty, better stop doing that,’ and expect them to fold up their tents and go home?? The pro-terrorist sympathizers believe we should. 

Yet the Democrats, and some Republicans, are MAD that Biden didn’t come to them hat in hand and ask ‘Pretty please, may I?‘ 

Lawmakers argued that the move violated Article 1 of the Constitution, which requires military action to be authorized by Congress. Biden notified Congress but did not request its approval.

“This is an unacceptable violation of the Constitution,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who chairs the Progressive Caucus, wrote on social media.


Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) responded to Khanna’s post in agreement, writing that ”the Constitution matters, regardless of party affiliation.” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), also praised Khanna’s “principles” in a social media post.

Biden DID notify Congress, and then issued a statement. 

These strikes are in direct response to unprecedented Houthi attacks against international maritime vessels in the Red Sea—including the use of anti-ship ballistic missiles for the first time in history. These attacks have endangered U.S. personnel, civilian mariners, and our partners, jeopardized trade, and threatened freedom of navigation. More than 50 nations have been affected in 27 attacks on international commercial shipping. Crews from more than 20 countries have been threatened or taken hostage in acts of piracy.  More than 2,000 ships have been forced to divert thousands of miles to avoid the Red Sea—which can cause weeks of delays in product shipping times. And on January 9, Houthis launched their largest attack to date—directly targeting American ships.

Again, are we supposed to sit idly by while Iranian-backed terrorists continue to launch rockets and missiles against international and American ships? I don’t think so, and neither does the rest of the coalition, who also issued a statement. 

These precision strikes were intended to disrupt and degrade the capabilities the Houthis use to threaten global trade and the lives of international mariners in one of the world’s most critical waterways.


Our aim remains to de-escalate tensions and restore stability in the Red Sea, but let our message be clear: we will not hesitate to defend lives and protect the free flow of commerce in one of the world’s most critical waterways in the face of continued threats.

Democrats, and some Republicans are whining about how they were left out of the decision-making process and how Biden was supposed to ask permission before launching strikes against terrorists.

Yes, they all need to thoroughly read the War Powers Act

Let’s hope the strikes are effective at hobbling the Houthi’s military capabilities. Meanwhile, Biden ALSO needs to designate the Houthis as a terrorist organization and quit playing footsie with Iran! 

Feature Photo Credit: USS Carney shoots down Houthi missiles on October 19, 2023 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau, cropped, public domain)

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  • John Shepherd says:

    I guess General MacArthur did the right thing by not responding to Japanese attacks on December 8 (local time) because President Roosevelt had not yet asked Congress for permission. /Sarc

    • Wfjag says:

      MacArthur was told by FDR to wait and not do anything to provoke the Emperor until FDR could see how Tojo responded to his strongly worded protest. “Mac. Leave your airplanes lined up along the runways because if you disperse them that might be seen by the Japanese as an aggressive action.”

  • American Human says:

    Footsie with Iran includes helping them to build ballistic rockets that carry nuclear warheads so he can’t stop playing footsie.
    Also, I’m pretty sure Yemen has no anti-ballistic missile shield and can’t even tell if they are coming for them. The Navy men and women I’ve met have been, almost without exception, dedicated to their missions. I expect the Houthis were surprised and shocked at how easily they’ve been disrupted. However, it will not last long and they’ll be back.
    You’re right BTW, it has been a long time coming.

  • SFC D says:

    It’s very interesting just how quickly the printed protest signs were ready. It’s almost as if someone has a warehouse full, preprinted for anticipated grievances, just waiting to be issued.

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  • Wfjag says:

    One man’s lawless terrorist is another man’s future asylum seeker and future straight line party voter.

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