“We should not be committing our troops to war unless Congress has the guts to debate and vote that it’s in the national interest,” he added.

FCNL, the Quaker lobby, praised Kaine’s call earlier Friday for restraint. “Congress cannot be a bystander,” the group tweeted Friday. “The #EndlessWars must stop!”

In a later tweet, the faith-based group echoed Kaine’s call for congressional action.

“War is not the answer; neither is assassination or mass killings of civilians,” the group said. “We call on Congress to exercise its constitutional authority and stop the march to war.”

Kaine’s resolution was filed after the assassination Thursday night of Iran’s top military leader, Qassem Soleimani, on orders from Trump. That killing sparked warnings from peace advocates and some Democratic lawmakers that the U.S. had set the stage for an all-out conflict with Iran.

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