Skip to comments.House GOP Leadership Statement on Syria
Posted on 08/31/2013 11:37:59 AM PDT by kristinn
WASHINGTON, DC House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following joint statement.
Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress. We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria in response to serious, substantive questions being raised. In consultation with the president, we expect the House to consider a measure the week of September 9th. This provides the president time to make his case to Congress and the American people.
Yeah and ask him if it’s at all possible that the rebels mishandled the gas killing its own people but blaming assad to get us involved bcause they cant do it
In view of this congressional debate, I hope the September Cruz/Paul event at the capitol is still on for the 10th. The rally is planned for that day @ 12pm.
I reamed out John Cornyn’s office today when they called asking for money. It’s sterile, crap statements like this thta make me crazy. That statement means absolutely nothing.
Always been his escape plan he passes the buck congress will vote no (which is the only good thing) then hes off the hook and tells his terrorist buddies he tried but his hands are tied and he also gets to label republicans in 2014/2016 election cycle as hippocrites that didnt go after real WMDs while people are slaughtered etc... Once again he floats a total false flag op and we are swept out of power by low info voters and bleeding hearts...The End
Gosh. They decided to come out of hiding. Right after dear leader said they could.
The House should hold hearings on this and begin by asking where the Sarin chemical weapons came from.
If Saudi, then trouble. If Iraq, then GWB was right.
I bet Benghazi was about these weapons and their delivery systems.
Weren’t there reports in late 2003 that Saddam moved his chem weapons into the Bekaa Valley in Syria? It wouldn’t surprise me if Assad was able to dig them up.
Here is one going around and seems all the evidence is leading to a mishandling of weapons......http://www.examiner.com/article/breaking-news-rebels-admit-gas-attack-result-of-mishandling-chemical-weapons
McCain and Graham are deeply saddened.
How convenient for Waldo and the 3 stooges to come out after the fact!
Where has Waldo Boehner been? How convenient for him to come out
Uh, most people on both sides of the spectrum say no to this. What type of campaign issue can he make with that?
Exactly! Waldo and the 3 stooges have been AWOL until after the fact.
“Werent there reports in late 2003 that Saddam moved his chem weapons into the Bekaa Valley “
There was a great pic on a thread a couple days ago, of hundreds of trucks leaving an Iraqi weapons depo. Anybody got it?
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
Probably smoking weed with his son in law.
The GOP is heading for the tall grass. My senator, Corker said yesterday
that he supports the strike on Syria. Now Fox just ran a press release from
Corker and it is the opposite of what he said yesterday on our local news.
180 degree turn.
What if they came from Libya?
The Bekaa valley is in Lebanon.
Not that that necessarily invalidates the point you make: Assad (and his father before him) have largely controlled Lebanon and its government for much of the past 40 years.
“we’ll do whatever he wants, but we need to finish our vacations first.”
Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress.
They should have impeached Obama for making war on Libya without congressional permission.
The Republicans said that the WMD’s were probably moved to Syria while the Dems were giving Saddam Hussain all the time he needed to prepare for the invasion from Bush 2. The Dems cried B.S. So there apparently are no WMDs and Obama is making this up. The Republicans should be loudly holding the president to the same requirements as Bush was. 8 months of UN inspections and “give peace a chance” diplomacy. (I know, Rebubs don’t have the spine for that.)
Turns out the “mis-handling” was done by the Syrian Army geniuses. A group of them wound up in a hospital in Damascus to get treated for chemical burns/damage. Reported by Aljazeera English who had people with the UN gasguys who in turn interviewed said geniuses in the hospital. Pictures weren’t allowed but the interviews are in the UN notes. Curiously, when word gets out in the Syrian Army that this stuff can bite it might very well diminish the tendency to use it. And you ain’t getting a virgin billy goat if you die from a misfire.
Good job GOP. Good leadership Mr Speaker.
Oh, and what is your “exit strategy”?
I hadn't heard that.
What is your source? ... the Brotherhood?
I have an exit strategy.
Lay it directly at the feet of the UN. Congress should authorize Obama to do whatever he has to do based on the UN’s findings.
This puts it right on Bambi’s doorstep, with his buddies at the UN.
Nice. You play chess?
The last spinal MRI on the Republicans turned up BLANK!
Not in ages. My friends and I played Risk.
Defund CommieCare in exchange for bombs.
You are correct, but it is also right on the border with Syria. You are also right about Syrian muscle in Lebanon.
It is right on the border, yes. I spent a year working in Damascus, and 6 months in Beirut, in 2006-7, and used to drive through the Bekaa between the two. The border is right at the top of the mountain as you come up out of the valley. Beautiful scenery, shame it’s such a mess in other ways - they make some good wine there, too.
That's what Islam does.
Here’s the statement they should be making:
The “rebels” in Syria are al Qaeda.
Al Qaeda are enemies of the United States.
Giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States is treason, by definition.
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
— The U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 3