More than 150 Congress Members Demand Vote on SyriaSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 09:28
More than 150 Congress Members Demand Vote on Syria
Posted on August 30, 2013 by WashingtonsBlog
Is Obama the President … or the “Concluder”?
Already Thursday, more than 150 members of Congress have signaled their opposition to airstrikes on Syria without a congressional vote. House members circulated two separate letters circulated that were sent to the White House demanding a congressional role before military action takes place. One, authored by Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), has more than 150 signatures from Democrats and Republicans. Another, started by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), is signed by 53 Democrats, though many of them also signed Rigell’s letter.
Quite a few Congress members have pointed out that launching a war without Congressional approval is unconstitutional.
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