Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that should the president use
offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress,
“it is the sense of Congress” that such an act would be
“an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”
I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves for Congress alone the power to declare war, a restriction that has been sorely tested in recent years, including Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya.
an exclusive WND column, former U.S. Rep.
Tom Tancredo claims that Jones introduced his House
Concurrent Resolution 107 in response to startling recent comments from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.
“This week it was Secretary of Defense Panetta’s declaration before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and President
Obama look not to the Congress for authorization to bomb Syria but to NATO and the United Nations,” Tancredo writes. “This led to Rep. Walter Jones,
R-N.C., introducing an official resolution
calling for impeachment should
Obama take offensive action based
on Panetta’s policy
statement, because it would violate
In response to questions from
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.,
over who determines the proper and legal use of the
U.S. military, Panetta said,
“Our goal would be
to seek international permission and we would … come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress – I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what
to do here.”
“Well, I’m almost breathless about that,” Sessions responded,
“because what I heard you say
is, ‘We’re going to seek international approval, and then we’ll come and tell the Congress
what we might do, and we might seek congressional
approval.’ And I just
want to say to you that’s a big [deal].”
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Asked again what was the legal basis for U.S. military
force, Panetta suggested a NATO coalition or U.N. resolution.
Sessions was dumbfounded
by the answer.
all for having international support, but I’m really baffled by the idea that somehow an international assembly provides a legal basis for the United States military
to be deployed in
combat,” Sessions said. “They can provide
no legal authority. The only legal authority
that’s required to deploy the United States military
is of the Congress and
the president and the law
and the Constitution.” More>> Breaking => OBAMA IMPEACHMENT BILL ENTERS CONGRESS
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