Thursday, April 6, 2017

U.S. Congress Wants A Say If President Trump Orders Military Action Against The Syrian Government

The Hill: Paul, Lee: Congress needs to vote on Trump's military action in Syria

A pair of libertarian-leaning GOP senators are calling on President Trump to get congressional authorization before taking military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on Thursday if the president is going to increase the U.S. military involvement in Syria, he should "follow the Constitution" and ask Congress to authorize the use of force.
“President Trump should make his case in front of the American people and allow their elected representatives to debate the benefits and risks of further Middle East intervention to our national security interests," he said in a statement.

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More News On Congressional Reaction To reports That President Trump May launch Military Strikes Against The Syrian Regime

Democrats: Trump 'really needs to come to Congress' to approve strikes on Assad -- CNN
As Trump weighs military action in Syria, lawmakers split on his legal authority -- Defense News
Senators split on Trump authority to strike Syria -- Washington Examiner
Rand Paul: Military action in Syria needs Congressional approval -- CNN
McCain: Congress should pass new military authorization -- The Hill
McCain: Trump 'talking to his military advisers' about Syrian response -- The Hill
McCain, Graham call for grounding of Syrian air force -- The Hill


Jay Farquharson said...

Bush's 9/11 AUMF doesn't cover "Nation States", just alQuida and related terrorists.

On the other hand, the US President can attack anybody, anywhere, for up to 60 days, with out getting approval from Congress, even though under the Constitution, the power to "declare War", resides with Congress.

Too bad that after 60 days, the "you break it, you bought it" rule applies.

Andrew Jackson said...

Canadia,fake country.