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Senate rejects bipartisan push for new United States war authorization

Senate rejects bipartisan push for new United States war authorization”

Madison disagrees. Madison wrote that the executive is the branch of government "most prone" to war; therefore, the Constitution, "with studied care", vested the power to declare war with the legislature.

Rand Paul (R-KY) that would have repealed the 2001 Authorized Use of Military Force (AUMF) 61 to 31.

Paul's amendment would have been a six month sunset on the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs, the latter of which was a separate authorization for the war in Iraq.

"It's, I think, a disservice to our soldiers that we haven't debated it for 16 years", Paul said before the vote, asserting that just taking that step was a "victory". "The problem with waiting for the AUMF first, for a new authorization, is we've been waiting 16 years, and it's not coming without somebody giving somebody a kick in the seat in the trousers". Paul asked. "Realize if we don't force these authorizations to expire, this war could go on forever".

All of the Democrats generating buzz about a potential 2020 presidential run, including Warren, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California and Chris Murphy of CT, voted with Paul. Mike Lee (R-UT), and Sen.

"To rescind the AUMF that authorizes action against these forces - and to leave nothing but uncertainty for our deployed forces and for our allies - is simply irresponsible, and it breaks faith with our volunteer force", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Voting to rescind existing war authorities without a replacement risks leaving USA troops and commanders without the necessary legal authority they need to carry out military operations.

"That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of worldwide terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons". Jeff Flake of Arizona to draft a new war authorization, says he's likely to back Paul's amendment.

"I think it is way past time, way past time, for Congress to take this up and for everybody to be on the record", he said.

Had Paul done so, it would have effectively killed any other amendment votes.

White House legislative director Marc Short said Monday the administration does not support the push for a new authorization for the use of military force because it already has adequate legal authority to wage war against terror groups based on the 2001 authorization.

Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat who has joined forces with Arizona Republican Sen.

But Kaine and Flake split on Paul's amendment.

Paul managed to gather support from Democrats.

"Doing away with the legal basis under which we're going against ISIS today, before we've implemented and put in place another one, to me is not prudent", Corker said.

Opponents of Paul's amendment agreed on the need for a new authorization but warned his plan would backfire.

"You can't replace something with nothing, and we have nothing", Reed said, adding that the six-month gap before the authorizations were rescinded would both create logistical difficulties for the military and send a negative signal to enemies overseas.



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