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:
Trump scorned for claiming he has ‘great reviews’ on COVID-19: ‘This is not a game show’
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Commenters on social media were not pleased with the president's remarks.
Great reviews? Like on Rotten Tomatoes?
— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) May 25, 2020
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"Great reviews on our handling of Covid 19, sometimes referred to as the China Virus," Trump wrote. 'Ventilators, Testing, Medical Supply Distribution, we made a lot of Governors look very good - And got no credit for so doing. Most importantly, we helped a lot of great people!"
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Sean Parnell is an American Hero. Connor Lamm has proven to be an American fraud, and a puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi. He said he would NOT vote for her for Speaker, and did. Will kill 2A. Voted to impeach (on nothing). A TOTAL & COMPLETE Sean Parnell Endorsement! https://t.co/v1OnY0MI8m