Boehner demands Obama comply with War Powers Act

You had to know that the Obama administration would refuse to comply with the letter sent by congressional Republicans demanding that Obama justify the war in Libya and ask for a resolution to comply with the War Powers Act.

Why should they bother with congress? They're just little people, after all.

Speaker Boehner appears to have had enough and is now telling the White House that unless they want a constitutional crisis on their hands, Obama better ask for congressional authorization for his war making.

The Hill:

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned President Obama in a letter Tuesday that he will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution on Sunday, since he has not received congressional authorization for the military mission in Libya.

Boehner demanded that Obama provide legal justification for the operation in Libya by Friday. The Speaker noted that earlier this month the House passed a resolution stating explicitly that the administration has not sought or received authorization from Congress.

Therefore, it would appear that in five days, the administration will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution unless it asks for and receives authorization from Congress or withdraws all U.S. troops and resources from the mission," Boehner wrote.

The White House says they are preparing the information requesting by congress and should have it for them shortly. Boehner should cut them some slack. It takes longer to justify the unjustifiable than simply telling the truth.


You had to know that the Obama administration would refuse to comply with the letter sent by congressional Republicans demanding that Obama justify the war in Libya and ask for a resolution to comply with the War Powers Act.

Why should they bother with congress? They're just little people, after all.

Speaker Boehner appears to have had enough and is now telling the White House that unless they want a constitutional crisis on their hands, Obama better ask for congressional authorization for his war making.

The Hill:

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned President Obama in a letter Tuesday that he will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution on Sunday, since he has not received congressional authorization for the military mission in Libya.

Boehner demanded that Obama provide legal justification for the operation in Libya by Friday. The Speaker noted that earlier this month the House passed a resolution stating explicitly that the administration has not sought or received authorization from Congress.

Therefore, it would appear that in five days, the administration will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution unless it asks for and receives authorization from Congress or withdraws all U.S. troops and resources from the mission," Boehner wrote.

The White House says they are preparing the information requesting by congress and should have it for them shortly. Boehner should cut them some slack. It takes longer to justify the unjustifiable than simply telling the truth.


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