Saturday, April 14, 2018

Does Trump have the power to bomb Syria?

Garrett Epps, a Constitutional scholar, thinks not. Epps argues: "The reason is that, under the Constitution and the War Powers Act, the president has no authority to send military forces into hostilities except after congressional authorization or in response to a direct attack on the U.S. or its forces. The president has no inherent power over war; it is given to Congress."

Why is the media and Congress silent about this?

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