Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is furious with his fellow Senators’ inaction.
“We go week after week in the Senate and do nothing. I feel like sometimes I should return my check because I go up, they do no votes and no debate,” Paul said Friday, during an interview on Anderson Cooper 360, according to a blog on CNN.com.
Paul tried to introduce resolution challenging the United States’ military operation in Libya, but the motion was tabled 90 to 10.
“We need to have a debate and let the people decide. Before we send our young men and women to war, we need to have a debate in Congress. That’s the way it should be, and I’m going to do everything I can to make it so,” Paul told the show’s host, Anderson Cooper, according to the show’s blog.
“The War Powers Act says there’s only three reasons a president can go to war: Declaration of war by Congress, authorization or force by Congress or imminent danger,” Paul said. “He should have come to Congress, spoken to a joint session of Congress and said, I need the power to go to war, this is why, and explain to the people.”