Ron Paul: Obama violated War Powers Resolution and U.S. Constitution
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said on CNN Wednesday that President Barack Obama did not have the constitutional authority to militarily intervene in Libya.
“You take an oath of office to obey the Constitution… the Constitution is very clear, you don’t go to war without a declaration,” he said. “I agree there is some confusion with the War Powers Resolution, because technically it legalized war rather than prevented war, so I don’t particularly like that bill.”
The libertarian-leaning representative said Obama’s ongoing U.S. military operations in Libya violated the War Powers Resolution.
“He can’t go to war by talking to the United Nations and NATO and refusing to talk to Congress,” Paul noted.
Watch video, broadcast by CNN on June 29, 2011, below: