The President’s report to Congress is an attempt to evade Congressional approval of military action in Libya.Today, Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon receipt of President Obama’s report to Congress on the ongoing war in Libya:
“The President’s report to Congress is an attempt to evade Congressional approval of military action in Libya. His response also fails to answer the questions I and many other Members have been asking for months. We still do not know who the rebel forces are, what the plans are if the Gadahfi regime falls, and the time frame of our commitment to this conflict.
“Two weeks ago, the House passed H.Res. 292, setting the deadline for this Sunday for a response from the President on our current and future involvement in Libya. If the President does not formally seek Congress’ approval to continue military action, we must act to disapprove of the U.S. operations in Libya immediately.
“On June 2nd, I introduced H.Con.Res. 58, which would formally state the House’s disapproval of the U.S. military involvement in Libya. With 77 cosponsors and bipartisan support, this bill would send a clear message to the President that the U.S. Congress does not approve the current operations in Libya.”