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Sen. Rand Paul: ‘Senate Just Rejected My Attempt to Reaffirm Constitution’

  • July 20, 2022
  • /   The Epoch Times
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Sen Rand Paul Senate Just Rejected My Attempt to Reaffirm Constitution
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asserted this week that the Senate rejected his bid to “reaffirm the Constitution” regarding declarations of war. Paul proposed an amendment in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), that would emphasize that only Congress can declare war under the Constitution. That amendment was submitted in the context of a bill that affirmed a resolution to allow Sweden and Finland to join NATO. Paul was the only member to not vote “yes” on the measure, voting “present” instead. “Shockingly, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just rejected my attempt to reaffirm the Constitution. All my amendment said was NATO obligations don’t supersede the constitutional requirement that Congress declare war. How is this controversial?” Paul wrote on Twitter....
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