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Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:04 PM

Congress people saying illegal to bomb Syria w/o their approval. T just announced he's bombing??

What??? Two congress folks on Chris Hayes just said he has to get congressional approval to bomb and that it's illegal. But I guess this is just one more example of him being outside the law.

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Reply Congress people saying illegal to bomb Syria w/o their approval. T just announced he's bombing?? (Original post)
Amaryllis Apr 2018 OP
DUgosh Apr 2018 #1
joshcryer Apr 2018 #2
ProudLib72 Apr 2018 #3
regnaD kciN Apr 2018 #4

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:06 PM

1. And of course

He isnít going to fire Mueller - Congress has been assured (sarcasm)

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:19 PM

2. The War Powers Act has always been used by either party as bluster.

It holds no effect over the powers of the Commander in Chief, since to ignore it would be unquestioned by the Supreme Court since they would not make a judgement on its constitutionality.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:21 PM

3. Supposedly AUMF passed after 9/11

allows attacks in the mid east w/o congressional approval.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:35 PM

4. Once again, thanks to all the gutless Dems...

...who went along with the AUMF in order to not look "soft on terror," all the while claiming that it wasn't a blank check for Dubya to go to war. As it turned out they were partly right ó it was a blank check for Dubya, PLUS any successor. World without end, amen.

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