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Sen. Cruz: I Don’t Think Obama ‘Has the Authority’ to Order Syria Strike

Posted By kit On September 8, 2013 @ 5:06 pm In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Benjamin Bell
ABC News [1]
September 8, 2013

Contradicting President Obama’s assertion, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said this morning on “This Week” that the president does not have the authority to order a military strike on Syria without Congressional approval.

“I don’t think he has the authority,” Cruz told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

“It would be contrary to the Constitution,” he added later, when Stephanopoulos asked him if acting without Congressional approval would be an impeachable offense, as some Republicans have suggested.

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[1] ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/09/sen-ted-cruz-i-dont-think-president-obama-has-the-authority-to-order-syria-strike-without-congressional-approval

[2] Rangel: Obama Did Not Have Constitutional Authority to Act Unilaterally in Libya Without Congress’ Approval: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rangel-obama-did-not-have-constitutional-authority-to-act-unilaterally-in-libya-without-congress%e2%80%99-approval.html

[3] Panetta: Authority of UN Trumps Congress In Getting Approval For War On Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/panetta-authority-of-un-trumps-congress-in-getting-approval-for-war-on-syria.html

[4] Deja Vu: Obama’s Military Actions in Syria May Be Impeachable: http://www.prisonplanet.com/deja-vu-obamas-military-actions-in-syria-may-be-impeachable.html

[5] Cruz: Obama ‘High on His Own Power’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cruz-obama-high-on-his-own-power.html

[6] Senior at State Dept.: If Congress says ‘no’ to Syria, Obama will strike anyway: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senior-at-state-dept-if-congress-says-no-to-syria-obama-will-strike-anyway.html

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