Sen. Tim Kaine: President Trump Does Not Have Any Legal Authority To Attack Syrian Government
Tim Kaine warns President Trump that he does not have authority to strike Syrian targets without Congressional approval.
"The president currently does not have any legal authority to wage war against nation states," Kaine said, citing "missile strikes against Syria for example," without approval from Congress.
If we let President Trump unilaterally initiate a military campaign against Syria, what's to stop him from doing it against North Korea, or Iran, or some other nation, particularly when he's so stressed out and rambling and worried about a domestic investigation into the legitimacy of his presidency. This is exactly the reason that Congress needs to quit acting like an Article 2.5 branch and start acting like an Article I branch again when it comes to war making powers