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Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:24 AM

Democratic Congressman Rips Trump For His Unconstitutional Strike On Syria

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Source: PoliticsUSA

During an interview on MSNBC, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said that Trump’s missile strike against Syria was unconstitutional and warned the president not to do it again.

Rep. Lieu said, “Clearly, the president can take limited actions that the Congress has authorized such as going against terrorists who were involved with 9/11 or in terms of Iraq when Congress authorized the use of force in 2002, but there’s been no congressional authorization to launch fifty-nine cruise missiles at a country that has not attacked us. Donald Trump’s action last night was unconstitutional. He should not do it again.”

MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked Lieu if he would have voted for authorization if Trump had come to Congress. The congressman from California answered, “I might have if he would have articulated a strategy, and that is one of my fundamental problems with what he did. There has been no coherent strategy from the Trump administration. Last week, they signaled they were okay with Assad even though he had previously killed hundreds of thousands of people in Syria and used chemical weapons. Last night, they attacked the Assad regime. We need to know what is the Trump administration thinking and what is their long-term strategy in Syria?”

The questions that Rep. Lieu asked are why Trump didn’t go to Congress for approval before he launched missiles against Syria. The Trump administration has no Syria plan. The administration’s message has been inconsistent on Assad. It was appropriate for the US to respond, but the way that Donald Trump carried out the response was unconstitutional.

Read more: http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/07/democratic-congressman-rips-trump-unconstitutional-strike-syria.html

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TomCADem Apr 2017 OP
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:29 AM

1. There is no coherent strategy from the incoherent asshole

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 11:58 AM

2. During the campaign he spewed his shit with his mouth - now

he has all the weapons of mass destruction a maniac needs to fling at anyone to fluff his feathers...now what? - He put our military men and women in harms way..

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 12:23 PM

3. Wolf was harangued by...

The impressive representative from Hawaii. Wolf kept asking stupid questions, and her answer was consistently "if justification for the bombing exists, they need to share the information with congress so we can authorize action." I'm paraphrasing, but that was the message. The pentagon and the White House don't decide when it's time to go to war, congress does.

https://gabbard.house.gov

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Response to Blanks (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 12:37 PM

4. Seems to be a blind acceptance,,,,,,

among many that the ass fucking the Dumbfuckistanians have given us must never be corrected.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 12:53 PM

5. It's good to hear some Democrats criticizing the Trump strike against that airbase.

Trump supported the forces of al Qaeda with this military action. Even many of his own (former?) supporters see this.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Apr 8, 2017, 01:19 PM

6. Locking...

Published Fri, Apr 7th, 2017 at 3:10 pm, posted at DU Sat Apr 8, 2017, 12:24 PM. Over 12 hours old.

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