John Boehner Warns Obama On Violating War Powers Act With Libya Mission
House Speaker John Boehner says the Obama administration clearly will be in violation of the War Powers Act by this weekend after failing to seek congressional consent for the U.S. military action in Libya.
In a letter sent to the White House on Tuesday, the Ohio Republican says the upcoming weekend will mark 90 days from the first U.S. air strikes on Libya. Boehner asked President Barack Obama to explain – by Friday – what are the legal grounds for the operation.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter.