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The -- microphones comfortable to -- Jones of North Carolina congressman thank you for coming on the program tonight.
Allan -- it's always enjoy listening to you and -- -- -- in Asia is very special.
They -- the UN Dennis Kucinich strange bedfellows now.
Will benefit when it comes to law and Chinese.
Get our troops out of Afghanistan in and this issue about Libya we we come together quite a bit.
Now you -- an 80% the conservative thought that the union rating.
You must be they must really be.
Conservatives that some of them turning over -- In their grave because of or wherever they're turning over because of your stance on this.
Well I am a social conservative but I they would like to think that on the -- when it comes to the American people.
Trying to do what's right for the American people and that you know so what independent and the congress.
Now I unlike you I'm an Obama supporter I would probably vote for him again.
Another one issue candidate but I gotta tell I am extremely disappointed that especially today.
The arrogance I believe -- administrative administration showed by what saying that Libya wasn't a war that the war powers act doesn't apply.
Well Alan you know you live -- -- very briefly.
Explain that Dennis Kucinich and -- at the -- -- tape when the president decided to bomb.
About a week it to light so business on the floor and we talked about it we looked very disappointed that the president.
Did not come to congress and try to explain why he thought it was necessary to go into Libya.
So did it and -- that have made -- decision that we would reach out to professes Jonathan Turley camping canoeing whale.
Constitutional law professor at George -- universe states.
And we -- in the meet with us and we had lunch together and we explain our concerns.
A belt what it happened and professor turley.
I agree with that the president did not follow either the war -- back for the constitution.
And so we did make a decision they have a decent -- look at this let me do some -- let me get some -- my losses stalemate with this.
And about three weeks later he came back and he fit I think we've got.
A strong enough position.
That we can go back should go back to the federal courts because.
-- as you know and that let me say this I don't believe that the bomb or anything.
Much but -- -- say I did that with the it's good that they -- -- with pretty.
Credit card out that the White House -- -- -- the president.
What amid the site would I'm not one of these people that and anti Obama how would you -- because he's not process.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well I just really do I mean he's my approach did that form but I want to be successful I'm an American.
But on this issue.
Sadat professor -- got that list.
Did it set myself and he says I think you've got a pretty strong position and -- -- willing approach by the detectives.
And go to the courts with it.
And hat today that we did the press conference that we filed the lawsuit and and -- this again and it's really -- Combination.
Years and years and years of congress.
And outgoing congress has much of that than any administration.
Not meeting its constitution responsibility when it comes to war.
-- this was just really -- excellent -- case to go back to the federal courts to see if they can help us.
Really redefined -- role based on the constitution.
So that's the reason we came together we got seven Republicans.
And three Democrats do -- get it -- -- included in that number ten yeah.
And and this really is -- not just about mr.
Obama and and -- -- this is about the future of America.
Will all the congress is when I'm not even serving.
Will they come back to what they found -- meant for this congress that you put it came to war.
Now Harold -- the -- State Department legal advisor who basically said today that.
Limited nature of this mission is not.
Really a war it's not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the war powers resolution and then you had Jay Carney.
The Press Secretary saying well we are acting and in cahoots and then he -- -- with the war powers as was his -- -- -- -- will also include within it a legal analysis.
-- Explains in our position that the president has acted in a way -- in a manner that is consistent with the war powers resolution but Howard can I say we don't have to -- to have more -- so they're they're they're they're -- -- next.
-- it that's what was kind of ironic that all of us today when we heard the comments from the white -- The first of all that did that Libya was not a threat to America I think we always agreed with that whether -- agree with the lawsuit and not my -- you personally.
All right we decided to go in and bomb Libya -- Qaddafi is an evil man he's done damage to America we all know that.
But in this situation who they would not a threat to this country in fact they'll have a civil war if you will -- about -- probably.
Be your parents' demands for.
I don't know about that congressman we go.
But then wheeled the one that initiated and not the shares which you -- your -- that's the best erotic.
Two weeks after we -- into Libya.
And all Serbs could mean it would just durable.
-- before -- five member of congress from the Virginia Virginia.
Asked Secretary Gates this question what he said if Libya.
Fired all of this country.
Missiles would -- Think that as that as a deck or -- will we see that as an attack a war attack would that be -- -- the declaration of war on this country.
And united Secretary Gates would not give him a straight -- But we know and and been integrated sports city -- -- goodwill that was this an attack on America.
Will we were doing the same thing Olivia -- forces trying to make.
So did well with all of -- and and I myself and the spiritual descendants.
We just think it's it's just.
The failed is that the constitution.
That today at the -- cops I would I would imagine that it will would applaud what we try to date and you know Jonathan Turley.
And and he's one of the brightest constitutional law is in this country.
And believe me we've spent weeks trying to decide if that we should move forward and not and he said I think you've got a good.
-- is move forward mean congressman what are you gonna do now is assuming the administration sticks to this position.
And -- either claims are invoking the war powers act when they're not -- claims well they they don't have to what do you do now what happens now.
We -- -- -- the route of the federal courts and and professor turley believes that the courts might look at this and I suspect but it's this.
Take a quick action -- could get a record albums like but would it would maybe take this case pretty quickly.
Male who most of Dana and whatever that congress decides to do the job part of it is -- whale -- at Kuwait City.
What could they do.
Well what -- course -- have against the administration.
Well I'll let him that the advocates speak for the speaker of the house and and not so that would that would try to but.
I would facility and what we wanted to do earlier -- which might be an answer to what you're you're asking me.
What we were open early on and Democrats and Republicans may be -- second -- third week we went in Libya.
There was several members of -- report -- that wanna put a resolution on the floor to say that the congress either supported what the president had decided today.
Or disapproved but we never could get it to the full.
Serbia for that's -- many of us that it take in this.
Action and so not on the critical job by -- but you know we've been massive march 19 and has just the last two weeks -- -- interest in this.
-- Hitting -- do -- good job is bigger.
I don't agree with a lot of things you know cassette -- independent and and I wanna do -- -- -- countries in trouble and we need to come together when we came.
Among the Republican enough potentials the alike.
Will outscored Ron Paul he's a very dear friend of mine.
I don't play as a much of a chance -- you know me well.
No but but I think people get more -- this time that he ever AS and and -- light Ron's position all war.
-- -- Ron's position -- tried to police the world.
We can't do that anymore we're not that went out and it would not been a national power workers rip the ball -- -- appeal.
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