McConnell Statement on President’s Request for AUMF

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement following the President’s request for Congressional authorization of the use of military force:

“Today the President advised me that he will seek an authorization for the use of force from the Congress prior to initiating any combat operations against Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons. The President’s role as commander-in-chief is always strengthened when he enjoys the expressed support of the Congress.”

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