Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trump Doesn't Bother With "Laws"

It would appear that Trump has a bad case of Swamp Fever, which manifests in "I'm ABOVE the Law!!" outbursts.

Despite TrumpBolton claims to the contrary, the President did NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY to toss a bunch of missiles at Syrian installations.  (As we noted below, there's question whether he even had the moral authority to do so.)

"While the president has the authority under the War Powers Act to respond when the U.S. is under attack or in imminent danger, such circumstances did not exist with regard to Syria," [Sen. Mike Lee of Utah] added. "Promoting regional stability, mitigating humanitarian catastrophe, and deterring the use of chemical weapons might be important foreign policy goals, but if they are to be pursued with military force, a president must first seek congressional authorization.”...

This is a troublesome sign, although hardly without precedent in the last 30 years.

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