Rep. Lee Closer To Goal Of Revising Military-force Resolution
Rep. Lee closer to goal of revising military-force resolution
For Rep. Barbara Lee, a loss can be just a stop on the road to victory.
A little more than a week ago, the Oakland Democrat’s amendment calling for repeal of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which allows presidents to wage war against terrorists without direct congressional approval, was unceremoniously yanked from a defense appropriations bill by Republican leaders.
But for Lee, the real news is that her effort to have Congress revise its rules for war-making got that far in the first place.
“We’ve been working on this for years,” Lee said in an interview. “ …