“While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked. The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate,” said Paul, who ran for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination against Trump.
“Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be no different,” he said.
Earlier Thursday, the senator told Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio he was skeptical about the President’s ability to change Syria with new attacks.
“If he decides to do something in Syria, he would come to Congress and ask for a declaration of war. Short of congress voting on it, I’m opposed to illegal and unconstitutional wars,” he said.…Might be good to have some evidence, too?
If this goes to Congress, it will be very interesting to see who votes which way after Iraq.Probably most people in Congress would rather not take that vote when it could be a career-killer. There is no doubt that HRC's vote for the Iraq War cost her.
Sen. Rand Paul Opposes Trump Airstrikes in Syria: ‘The United States Was Not Attacked’
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