Rep Tom McClintock on Obama’s Unconstitutional War

Posted: April 10, 2011 in congress, constitution, Libya, obama, president, war

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U.S. Representative Tom McClintock (R-California) spoke at a Cato Hill Briefing on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. He said that President Obama had no Constitutional authority to begin “kinetic military action” in Libya without a congressional vote. Even under the War Powers Act the President is limited to mobilizing troops in three specific instances: a declaration of war, specific statutory authorization, and after an attack on the United States or it’s armed forces; none of these cases apply to the ongoing Libyan conflict.

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