“We. need a strategy to figure out what is our goals in Syria”, he said. He’s a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Cory Gardner said that while he also was not notified of the strike, he believed the military action to be “an appropriate response”.
Some reasoned the strike was permitted under the 2001 AUMF that Congress passed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, although that was aimed at al Qaeda and its affiliates, not the Syrian government. The Constitution says war must be declared by Congress.
Senators are still waiting for the administration’s legal justification of the strikes, according to Sen.
And now, after years of stay-out-of-Syria tweets, it’s President Trump’s turn to confront the difference between show business and real life.
While he believes the United States air strikes on Thursday night will stop the regime using chemical weapons again, he is still pessimistic about his country’s future. They take the action.
Trump placed part of the blame for the recent chemical attack on the former Democratic president, saying it was a “consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution”.
“I know that they are considering this”, Sen. Should Congress be involved in authorizing actions against it?
BALDWIN: Kassem, I understand your gratitude but still you bring up Assad. “I didn’t see you three days ago when people were gassed to death, when civilians were gassed to death”, he said.
“The action was taken to deter the Assad regime from using chemical weapons again”, McConnell said. Congress also received the crucial power of the purse to continue or discontinue war after it starts. “They’re asking for a supplemental [funding bill] for the Department of Defense”. And his foreign policy has been – and I think this is charitable – so confusing that we don’t know what steps he’s going to take next or how Russian Federation and Iran fit in with what he’s trying to do in Syria. The sort of abuse of executive power has become “second nature” to us now. It stipulates that if a president sends USA forces into battle, he or she must report the move to Congress, which can approve the military action. But the law has been criticized as toothless.
MoveOn.org, which has played a prominent role in organizing hundreds of constituents to hammer Republican candidates at town hall meetings across the country this year, warned Trump could be on the verge of launching the US into another major Middle Eastern war. But strikes like this, whether it was President Clinton going into Iraq with the Tomahawks or something like this, the Congress just doesn’t have time to be consulted. The Delaware Democrat instead said that Congress could use its power of the purse to force the issue.
The Trump administration conducted airstrikes on Syria on Thursday. “I think it’s absurd”, Paul added.
“President Trump should make his case in front of the American people and allow their elected representatives to debate the benefits and risks of further Middle East intervention to our national security interests”, Lee said.
If Congress withholds that authorization and the president defiantly engages in a protracted war anyway, Congress should flex its fiscal muscles and cut off funding.
Welch noted that US troops are on the ground in Syria and USA planes are conducting regular air strikes in the country.