Democrats blast Trump for not seeking congressional approval for Syria strikes

Democrats blast Trump for not seeking congressional approval for Syria strikes
The minority leaders of Congress at the 2018 State of the Union address

[Ed. – Do they honestly not remember that Obama did the same thing, or are they just being disingenuous?]

Congressional Democrats blasted President Donald Trump on Friday night for circumventing Congress in authorizing U.S. strikes against Syria, calling it “unconstitutional” and questioning the strategy.

Many Republicans, on the other hand, applauded the president’s move.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who has pushed Congress to pass a new authorization for the use of military force, deemed the president’s action “illegal” because he proceeded without approval from lawmakers.

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“President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian government without Congress’s approval is illegal and — absent a broader strategy — it’s reckless,” Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, said in a statement. “Today, it’s a strike on Syria — what’s going to stop him from bombing Iran or North Korea next? The last thing Congress should be doing is giving this president a blank check to wage war against anyone, anywhere.”

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