Bill Introduced Calling for the Impeachment of President Obama
Republican Congressman Walter B. Jones is pushing a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama if he decides to intervene in Syria.Â Jones says that any war without Congressional approval is unconstitutional.
The Jones move contradicts a statement by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who says that in order to carry out an attack, the president only needs the authorization of the UN and NATO.
â€œExpressing the sense of congress that the use of offensive military force by a president without prior and clear authorization of an Act of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under Article II, Section 4 of the constitution,â€ Jonesâ€™s resolution said.
Panetta says that if the Obama Administration decides to intervene in Syria, it only needs to let Congress know what it did.
â€œOur goal would be to seek international permission and we would come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this,â€ Panetta said. â€œWhether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress, I think those are issues I think we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.â€
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