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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kucinich: Obama Risks Impeachment If He Ignores Congress Over Bombing Syria (Video)

By Susan Duclos

In the video below, former Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich spoke with Tucker Carlson about a Tweet Kucinich sent out, which said "200 in #Congress demand #Syria vote. #Constitution art.1 sec.8 -@BarackObama risking #Impeachment?" with a Wapo link.

Carlson asks "You really think the president's risking impeachment by moving without Congressional approval against Syria?"

Kucinich responds with "Yes, and I'll tell you why, because there was no imminent or actual threat to the United States of America. If there was, then people expect the president to defend us, but in this case, the president is going on his own. In a previous clip, he said he would go in and said -- he said, 'I meant what I said. I have not made a final decision.'

Well, it's not 'I, the president,' it's 'we, the people of the United States who formed the constitution.' And Article 1, Section 8 says only the Congress has the power to take this country to war. That's a fundamental principle and if the president throws that away, disregards that, I think that there will be consequences for him. That's why he has to go to Congress. The people, through their directly elected representatives, have a right to be heard. If the people in the U.K. can be represented by their parliament and [Prime Minister] Cameron agreed with the will of the people through their representatives, then why can't President Obama do the same thing?"


Cross posted at Before It's News