(ReliableNews.org) – Joe Biden has only been in office for about six weeks, and it appears he’s already worn out his welcome — with Democrats and Republicans alike. Last Thursday, February 25, Biden launched a series of airstrikes in Syria to take out a facility operated by an Iranian-backed militia group. So far so good, right? Wrong!
He initiated the attack without consulting Congress first. Legislators on both sides of the aisle were fired up — and rightly so. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) fired back at Biden, telling reporters, “Offensive military action without congressional approval is not constitutional absent extraordinary circumstances.”
Sens. Tim Kaine and Todd Young introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal decades-old authorizations for the use of military force in the Middle East https://t.co/CJAEy167ss
— POLITICO (@politico) March 3, 2021
It appears that Biden may not have received that message because Kaine and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) introduced a bill that would revoke a couple of decades-old use of military force authorizations. Many legislators believe they have contributed to the nation’s endless wars in the Middle East.
Last week’s airstrikes demonstrated the executive branch’s intention to stretch its war powers, Kaine said. “Congress has the responsibility” to repeal dated authorizations that have outlasted their usefulness.
It’s pretty bad when members of your own party challenge your authority. The nation didn’t experience this kind of a political coup during Donald Trump’s time in office.
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