In his proposed amendment to the Senate’s resolution to authorize force against Syria, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) quotes a famous anti-war Democrat from 2007: Barack Obama.
While arguing against any potential use of force by the Bush administration against the Iranian regime, then-Senator Obama asserted that “The President does not have 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.”
Using that pre-presidential quote as the groundwork, Paul’s amendment then 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.”
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