Kucinich will introduce amendment to defund ‘unconstitutional’ Libya airstrikesSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 16:35
Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich announced Tuesday his intention to introduce an amendment to defund what he considers the “unconstitutional” airstrikes in Libya.
Kucinich wrote in a Tuesday letter to colleagues, “the President committed the U.S. to military invention without consulting Congress, in clear subversion of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, which gives only Congress the power to declare war.”
The congressman also cited the cost of Libya operations as objectionable. “According to the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the initial costs of a no-fly zone could cost the U.S. between $400 and $800 million, or $30 to $100 million per week,” Kucinich wrote.