Kerry, McCain Put Out Joint Resolution on Libya

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mahmoud Gibril, Representative for Foreign Affairs of the Libyan Transitional National Council, speaks alongside US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) in Washington, D.C. (Saul Loeb/Getty)

There are potentially three different votes pertaining to Libya happening in Washington this week. House Republicans are set to vote on a proposal that would defund the American military mission in Libya, and Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) put out a joint resolution on Tuesday authorizing limited use of forces in Libya. The senators are partly responding to critics who say President Obama violated the War Powers Act by not getting the mission in Libya approved ahead of time by Congress. There is also talk of the House putting out its own resolution to remove all troops from NATO operations in Libya.

We talk with Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, about the votes.


Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [2]

samwitwicky from new york

Revolutions are internal matters of a country … the revolution in Gypto was successful internally … people were not killed, cities were not bombed, war was not raged, outside countries didn’t send their forces … whatever was done … it was within the country and by the people … without outside support … that’s a revolution.

Look at the massacre they are carrying out in Tibby … you call that a revolution man … you call that an operation for the people?

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Jun. 24 2011 08:43 AM

Is this evidence of incompetent and arrogant leadership in this "days not weeks" conflict? Couldn't have the President simply heeded his lawyers, followed the law and sought formal authorization which would have been approved by Congress and this whole controversy could have been avoided? Is this what is meant by the term "smart power"?

Jun. 22 2011 11:04 AM

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