Can the president attack another country without Congress?

  • Can the president attack another country without Congress?

Can the president attack another country without Congress?

Two Senators, Rand Paul and Tim Kaine, were quick to criticize Trump's action, which they believe required congressional approval under a 1973 act. McGovern said that the chemical attack was horrific, but Trump was wrong to respond in the way that he did. The vote was pulled as many Republicans and Democrats said they would oppose the use of force. "We need clear objectives to end this crisis to protect our troops and the Syrian people", he said. He also says that the president must demand that the Russian government stop bombing raids on Syria in support of the Assad regime.

"With eight years of Barack Obama as president, what we saw was a weak president whose word did not mean anything", the senator said. Military action is not in our national security interest and should not be authorized.

The dispute continued with Hostin sharing that Trump stated Obama should not act without Congress in 2013, causing co-host Paula Faris to doubt Hostin's sympathy. "It's a hypothetical, but here's what I would say: There is a place for the use of force as a deterrent against a barbaric regime that is using chemical weapons", Welch said. "Obama needs Congressional approval", the businessman tweeted in 2013.

Asked by Smerconish if the images of children killed by Tuesday's chemical attack didn't provide the same rationale for war as did images of Auschwitz in WWII, Paul replied that while he was "emotionally swayed" by them, there were "atrocities throughout the world" occurring every day.

The strikes hit the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria, where US officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off. The Obama administration, which entered the USA into the anti-ISIS military campaign, argued the actions were covered under the 2001 AUMF against the perpetrators of 9/11 and their "associated forces". Obama had declared the use of such weapons a "red line".

The strike was conducted by two USA destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on Thursday evening. I thanked God. I don't know. "When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said of otherwise unwanted sexual advances. "I'm deeply concerned that these strikes could lead to the United States once again being dragged back into the quagmire of longterm military engagement in the Middle East".

Protest organizers in Sarasota are holding a rally on Friday in response to the Trump administration's deadly airstrikes in Syria. Assad's use of chemical weapons to slaughter civilians was a heinous crime as well as a violation of global norms and Syria's commitments to give up chemical weapons.