Liberals Warn Obama: You Need Congress's OK

September 10, 2014

Liberals on and off Capitol Hill are warning President Obama he must seek congressional authorization to engage in additional military action to combat ISIS.  “Congress must weigh in when it comes to confronting ISIL through military action,” Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Raul Grijalva (D-NM) said in a joint statement. Ellison and Grijalva are the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  “The voices of the American people must be heard during a full and robust debate in Congress on the use of military force. Speaker Boehner should put legislation authorizing military action on the floor of the House of Representatives before Congress leaves for the upcoming district work period,” the two added. A liberal group founded by Howard Dean also told President Obama that additional military action to combat ISIS requires congressional approval. “We remain deeply troubled by any plan for U.S. military engagement that has not been explicitly debated by the American people and voted on by Congress,” Neil Sroka, the spokesman for Democracy for America, said in a written statement.   “While regional leaders and the global community must respond to ISIS’s growing list of atrocities, after more than a decade of war, the American people

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Peter Locke says:

    The President should ask for Congressional approval to fight ISISl, and it should be READILY forthcoming. This is not a time for partisan politics.

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