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Dem Rep: Congress Ceding Its Constitutional War Authority to Obama

Dem Rep: Congress Ceding Its Constitutional War Authority to Obama

On “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Congress is forfeiting its constitutional responsibility by letting President Barack Obama use the 2001 war authority to go after ISIS in Iraq.

Schiff said, “The president has said this a war, this is going to last years. That is quintessentially something that is the power of congress only to declare, and I think we are really advocating our responsibility. Congress should take up an authorization to use force.”

He added, “I don’t accept the administration’s argument we can rely on the 2001 AMF which applies to a different conflict against a different enemy at a different time.”

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