Obama is going to seek congressional authorization for the use of force in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons
It’s not clear how soon that will take place, because Congress is not back in session until September 9.
Obama made the announcement while expressly stating he did not need Congressional authorization.
Chuck Todd was impressed, because, you know, no President has done that in 30 years:
Quite extraordinary: after 30 years of presidents strengthening powers of exec branch, POTUS is giving some of that power back to Congress.
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) August 31, 2013
Really Chuck, really?
MT @chucktodd "Quite extraordinary" What? Didn't Bush seek congressional authorization?
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 31, 2013
@chucktodd Did you miss that Sen. Obama specifically said President Bush did NOT have this power in 2007?
— John Sexton (@verumserum) August 31, 2013
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