Skip to comments.Obama Tells Congressional Leaders He Won’t Seek Authority for Next Steps on Iraq
Posted on 06/18/2014 2:49:22 PM PDT by kristinn
President Obama told top members of Congress on Wednesday that he won't need to ask for congressional permission for the next steps he will take on the crisis in Iraq.
"The president just basically briefed us on the situation in Iraq, indicated he didn't feel he had any need for authority from us for steps he might take, and indicated he would keep us posted," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters after a White House meeting about Iraq.
While top Republicans had been highly critical of Obama earlier in the week for not providing a plan on Iraq, the tenor of their criticism has died down. McConnell characterized the meeting by saying they "had a good discussion."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had said Tuesday that the administration doesn't "need any more authority than they already have to do whatever they need to do there."
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BY all means, knock yourself out, King Dirt.
Leading from behind!
Yup. He’s sooooo much better than having a Democrat alright. How would a Dem do anything less to stop him and hold him to account than this?
Unreal. Well ... all too real.
Surrendering Iraq to the Islamists.. Mission accomplished!
Yeah, that worked out so well the last time.
He is technically Commander in Chief and does not need to consult Congress.
However, he is blurring the lines in general, since he disregards Congress on things like appointments where he is obliged to seek counsel.
I think you are wrong on that. He has authority to act for 90 days,, following that, he needs congressional approval.
We are in control by a totally lawless President and the GOP will not do anything.
WE are so screwed!
No other opinions, ideas, or thoughts. All 300 million of us will just have to live with what he does.
This guy is an emperor
“The Imperial Senate will no longer be of any concern to us. I’ve just received word that the Emperor has dissolved the council permanently. The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.”
Question is the president Sunni or Shia?
King Executive Order has spoken!
The dumbass should have ordered bombing of those truck convoys the first day or two of the invasion. And this week we have seen US supplied Humvees loaded onto large trucks and captured tanks being convoyed back to Syria. There won’t be a more obvious target of opportunity.
If he wanted all that captured US equipment taken back to Syria safely, he’d do just what he’s been doing: Nothing.
I believe we went well beyond that in Libya.
Is 0bama supplying ISIS in Syria while bombing them in Iraq?
Ize so confuzzled.
Well who’s going to stop him? Nobody. He’s the King.
There are 150 reasons -— impeach Obma
The initial authorization for GW was never repealed.
I believe you might of meant "the other half of the Uniparty".
More Americans to murder.
That I believe is the “War Powers Act” - which is clearly unconstitutional.
Why consult Congress when you’re not going to do anything?
So, I Barry acts without Congress and what he does is a disaster (which is the norm for him), how is this former President Bush’s fault?
Obama and the rest of the White House Fudge Packers will do everything they can to disempower the USA, and reduce our nations power around the world.
Thats why Obama will not need to consult Congress on his next steps on Iraq.