TAMPA, August 29, 2013 – The British Parliament is debating the U.K.’s response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government against rebels and civilians. This prompted Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to tweet a picture juxtaposing the ongoing debate in Parliament with the empty U.S. Congress building.
Cruz and others have expressed the opinion that President Obama cannot take military action against Syria without consulting Congress first.
They’re wrong. Congress doesn’t have the power to start a war with Syria, either, under present circumstances.