Trump's Syria airstrikes: constitutional or not?

Some Democrat and Republican lawmakers are criticizing President Donald Trump for carrying out airstrikes in Syria without getting Congress’ approval first. The United States launched nearly 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield April 6, reacting to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s recent chemical attack that killed more than 80 civilians. "The Constitution says war must be declared by Congress," said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., in a statement April 7. "I voted for military action against Syria in 2013 when Donald Trump was advocating that America turn its back on Assad’s atrocities. Congress will work with the president, but his failure … >>More stories from National


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