Paul Speaks Out on Libya

by Robert Costa

Washington – Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) is quickly establishing himself as a leading opponent of President Obama’s Libya policy. Earlier today, the freshman introduced a resolution to reassert congressional authority over matters of war. To make his point, Paul quoted, in the legislative language, from Obama’s 2007 remarks on the subject: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

According to Paul’s office, “the measure aims to put the Senate on record affirming Congress as the body with constitutional authority on matters of war.”