Liberty Lawmaker SLAMS Hypocrisy In Washington
Article from The Washington Examiner by Laura Barron-Lopez.
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., called out the “hypocrisy” in both parties when tweeting evidence that a greater number of Republicans were quick to demand then-President Barack Obama request authorization for strikes against Syria while more Democrats called on President Trump to do the same thing.
The August 2013 letter sent to Obama was signed by 119 Republicans and 21 Democrats. But only 15 Republicans and 73 Democrats signed the one sent to hours before President Trump announced a “precision strike” on Syria late Friday. The letter incorrectly refers to Oregon Democrat Kurt Schrader as a Washington Republican.
Witness the hypocrisy that our two-party system breeds: Check out these similar letters warning the president about commencing offensive strikes against Syria without congressional approval.
2013 signers: 119 Rs, 21 Ds
2018 signers: 15 Rs, 73 Ds
Very few of us signed both. pic.twitter.com/40VEVtGwnq
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 14, 2018
Days after Obama received the 2013 letter, he postponed military action against Syria, requesting authorization from Congress. However, the vote was ultimately postponed to the relief of lawmakers, who didn’t want to take the tough vote on authorizing the use of military force.
Read the entire article at The Washington Examiner.
Image Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Justin Amash Uploaded by AlbertHerring) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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