I don’t care what he says here: Bruce Braley did not make the vote that he says that he made.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 29, 2014
As in “I recently had the opportunity to vote to give the President limited authority to begin strikes against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.” Except… that there hasn’t been a vote. The President simply up and did it, because he says that the 2002 AUMF covers his actions with regard to Syria and Iraq.
Less than two months after President Barack Obama’s administration called for repeal of the Congressional authorization for the 2002 Iraq war, he is formally citing the 12-year-old measure as a basis for newly expanded airstrikes against the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant.
…Now, I happen to agree with the President on this, but I’m not going to pretend that there’s some kind of new Congressional authorization that covers this. Why did Bruce Braley? – Because what Bruce Braley DID vote for was something considerably less bomb-related: (more…)