Update from Capitol Hill

  • A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Rep. Walter Jones sued the President for going to war in Libya without the consent of Congress.
  • Sen. Rand Paul offered his support by writing an Op-Ed in the Washington Times criticizing President Obama for violating the War Powers Act.
  • Sen. Paul and Rep. Kucinich appeared on CNN together to talk about the situation.
  • House Majority Leader John Boehner threatened to withdraw funding for the Libya operation if the White House does not satisfactorily explain its actions.
  • The White House issued a report claiming it had authority to start operations in Libya because it was not involved with “hostilities” that would classify it as war.

 

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