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Senator Rand Paul Fed Up With ‘Do-Nothing’ Senate

May 24, 2011 by  

Senator Rand Paul Fed Up With ‘Do-Nothing’ Senate

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.”

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  • Eric cord

    Like all repubs now a days all full of (offensive word removed)!!!!

  • pete0097

    I look at our activities in Libya as just a live fire practice for our pilots. It looks as if the Libyans are not up to the fight. It does hurt when one of our troops is killed or injured, but, in perspective, look at how many are killed during military war games or driving down the street in the US.

  • Othell

    Senator Rand Paul is right on with his statment, no votes and no debate
    I watch the senate do there bussiness on TV and it is a joke. most of the senators don’t want to do whats right, just put it off till its a non issue.they seem to think that if they don’t like some bill or addminment and it might pass they bypass rules or make a new one so it works for them ( we use to call this cheating )But what can you expect look @ who is there role model.
    nuff said

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