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GOP Introduces Bill To Impeach Obama Over Potential Use Of Force Against Syria

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) has introduced a House resolution calling for the impeachment of President Obama over the "unauthorized use of the military" should he work with NATO to orchestrate air strikes against Syria. Be advised that the linked report is from Russia Today:
An American military attack on Syria could effectively lead to the impeachment of President Barack Obama. Congressmen say that any war without congressional authorization would be “unconstitutional”. Republican Representative Walter B. Jones Jr. has come up with the resolution demanding Obama’s impeachment in case his administration starts another military action without the approval of Congress. This came as a reaction to the American Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announcing that in order to carry out the offensive, the US military needs permission from the UN and NATO alone. Jones’s resolution states that the prime authority to rule on the attack is the US Congress, but not international bodies be it NATO or UN.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is quoted in World Net Daily: "I’m 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. 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."

RELATED: On at least 125 occasions, the United States engaged in military actions without the prior approval of Congress. None of those actions resulted in the impeachment of a president.

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