Rand Paul really gets it. He is offering a short and sweet amendment to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee resolution on Syria. And it brilliantly cuts right to the heart of the matter, in part by quoting . . . Obama.
The amendment quotes from a response Obama gave the Boston Globe back in 2007 as a Senator, in which Obama said that “the President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
Paul’s amendment then provides constitutional backing for Obama’s statement—and finally declares that “it is the sense of Congress that if this authorization fails to pass Congress, the President would be in violation of the Constitution if he were to use military force against the Government of Syria."
Puleeease let there be a vote on this! 1. It’s right. 2. Those who are o.k. with Obama as dictator will have to come out and vote accordingly.
And, yes, 3. Congress throwing Obama’s words at Obama would be delicious!
You can see the amendment for yourself here.