Trump Violates Constitution by Ordering Syria Strike Without Asking Congress

Washington DC (Sputnik) – Senator Rand Paul said that Donald Trump should have asked for authorization from Congress before launching the Thursday missile strike against a military field in Syria.

US President Donald Trump should have asked for authorization from Congress before launching the

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Thursday missile strike against a military field in Syria, as required by the US Constitution, Senator Rand Paul said in a statement.

“The President needs Congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution,” Paul wrote in a message via Twitter on Thursday. “Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be no different.”

This report prepared by Sputnik