SUNDANCE – A movement organized by veterans in Western states, intended to press Congress to support President Trump’s efforts to bring U.S. troops home from endless wars in the Middle East, has quickly spread across the country, an early leader in the effort said Friday.
Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance, majority whip of the Wyoming House of Representatives and a five-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, said his organization — BringOurTroopsHome.US — will convene a meeting of like-minded veterans, state legislators, and citizen activists from around the country in Washington, D.C., next week in conjunction with the Veterans Day holiday.
Lindholm is scheduled to meet next Wednesday with Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., in her Capitol Hill office.
Lindholm will also chair a bipartisan panel of state legislators from around the country – including state Rep. Andi Clifford, D-Riverton – to discuss a coordinated strategy by lawmakers in multiple states to pursue a 10th Amendment-based check and balance on federal war-making powers. Lindholm and others will introduce legislation next legislative session to require that their states’ National Guard units cannot be deployed to combat operations unless Congress has approved a formal declaration of war.