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Sen. Cruz: Don't Think Obama 'Has the Authority' For Syria Strike Without Congressional Approval
Yahoo News ^
| September 8, 2013
| Benjamin Bell
Posted on 09/09/2013 3:03:05 AM PDT by lbryce
Full Title:Sen. Ted Cruz: I Don't Think President Obama 'Has the Authority' to Order Syria Strike Without Congressional Approval
Contradicting President Obama's assertion, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said this morning on "This Week" that the president does not have the authority to order a military strike on Syria without Congressional approval.
"I don't think he has the authority," Cruz told ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
"It would be contrary to the Constitution," he added later, when Stephanopoulos asked him if acting without Congressional approval would be an impeachable offense, as some republicans have suggested.
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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Texas; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: congress; israel; obama; russia; senatorcruz; syria; tedcruz; texas; unitedkingdom; waronterror
Obama: Valerie Jarrett has assured me that as Dic'Tator I can do as I dam please.
posted on 09/09/2013 3:03:05 AM PDT
Deacon to Sen Cruz:
He don't care.
Or as the rapist wife said "What difference does it Make"
posted on 09/09/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT
(He was a community organizer. He has never even run a candy store. WTF do you expect?)
To: lbryce; SoConPubbie; Jim Robinson; RedMDer; The Cajun; musicman; LibLieSlayer; Syncro
"We should be focused on defending the United States of America.
That's why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as Al Qaeda's air force."
posted on 09/09/2013 3:18:45 AM PDT
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He hasn’t had authority for anything he does but he still does it and Congress just sits on its butt and lets him.
posted on 09/09/2013 3:50:40 AM PDT
I only heard the radio rebroadcast of this interview but Cruz was amazing. I can see why the Democrats are terrified of him.
posted on 09/09/2013 4:10:31 AM PDT
I don’t see how a few missile strikes in Syria is more impeachable than the other attacks launched by himself or Clinton in Kosovo, Sudan, Libya, etc. attacks responding to strikes or threats against our citizens.
posted on 09/09/2013 4:28:35 AM PDT
“Don’t Think Obama ‘Has the Authority’”
That’s never stopped His Royal Highness before and it won’t stop him this time, either.
posted on 09/09/2013 5:36:18 AM PDT
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