WASHINGTON D.C., September 18, 2014 – On Wednesday, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) took Secretary of State John Kerry to task over the U.S. strategy to defeat ISIS.
Paul expressed disappointment with the Obama administration’s decision to bypass Congress in authorizing airstrikes in Syria, and blasted the administration’s attempt to employ the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force as an authorization for the President’s actions.
Paul stated, “The Constitution is very clear. It gave the power to declare war to Congress.” Paul went on to state, “What you are doing now is illegal and unconstitutional”.
You can watch the full video of Senator Paul’s statement here: