Jim Himes

Delegation: Trump Should Have Consulted Congress Before Strike Against Syria

Delegation: Trump Should Have Consulted Congress Before Strike Against Syria

President Donald Trump may have violated the U.S. Constitution by launching an airstrike against a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack against civilians there without first engaging Congress, members of the state's delegation in Washington said Friday.

"There's no question the president needs prior congressional authorization in order to make an attack like this," said Sen. Chris Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "There is no existing authorization to take action against the Syrian government. There was no imminent threat to the security of the United States."

Murphy said that, as far as he knew, members of...

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