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Politics Dem lawmaker resurfaces 2013 Trump tweet criticizing Obama for Syrian airstrikes

09:00  14 april  2018
09:00  14 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Trump authorized airstrikes in Syria on Friday in retaliation for an apparent chemical weapons attack the U.S. has blamed on Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Nadler resurfaced several old Trump tweets in which he slammed former President Obama for authorizing similar airstrikes .

Paul among lawmakers criticizing Trump 's Syria airstrike . Ann Coulter, Trump supporter and author of the book "In Trump We Trust," shared a Trump tweet from 2012 criticizing then President Obama over potentially carrying out airstrikes in Syria in an attempt to boost his low approval.

Jerrold Nadler wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler (N.Y.) on Friday resurfaced an old tweet from President Trump criticizing his predecessor for striking Syria without congressional approval after Trump announced his own military strikes in Syria.

Trump authorized airstrikes in Syria on Friday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack the U.S. has blamed on Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Nadler said he agreed with the measure but said Trump needed to get congressional approval for such action.

Nadler resurfaced several old Trump tweets where he slammed former President Barack Obama for authorizing similar airstrikes.

Syrian troops on alert amid fear of US strike after attack

  Syrian troops on alert amid fear of US strike after attack Syrian war monitors say government forces and their allies are on high alert and taking precautionary measures at military bases across the country amid fears of a U.S. strike. The measures come as President Donald Trump is threatening an imminent military strike against Syria, vowing to respond "forcefully" to Saturday's apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians near Damascus and warning that Russia — or any other nation found to share responsibility — will "pay a price.

“ Obama Orders Airstrikes in Syria for First Time.” Associated Press. 11 September 2014. “ Dem Lawmaker Resurfaces 2013 Trump Tweet Criticizing Obama for Syrian Airstrikes .”

Jerrold Nadler (NY) revisited Trump ’s old tweets , in which he chastised former President Barack Obama for ordering airstrikes on Syria without congressional approval, after Trump did the exact same thing. Trump tweeted in August 2013

"The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not!" Trump tweeted in August 2013.

"What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval," Trump wrote in another tweet around the same time.

Nadler called Assad a "monster who committed war crimes against his own people" but said that doesn't give Trump the authority to retaliate without informing Congress.

Kaine rips Syria strikes: What's stopping Trump from bombing Iran, North Korea next?

  Kaine rips Syria strikes: What's stopping Trump from bombing Iran, North Korea next? Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tore into President Trump's authorization of military strikes in Syria, calling them "illegal" and "reckless" and questioning what's to stop him from bombing Iran and North Korea."President Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian government without Congress's approval is illegal and - absent a broader strategy - it's reckless," Kaine said in a statement Friday night. "Today, it's a strike on Syria"President Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian government without Congress's approval is illegal and - absent a broader strategy - it's reckless," Kaine said in a statement Friday night.

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"As I said in 2013, under Pres. Obama, Constitution requires congressional authorization for use of military force in Syria," Nadler tweeted. "Previous 9/11-related authorization doesn't cover strike on Syrian gov'. @realDonaldTrump's actions tonights appear to be unlawful it not unconstitutional.

Vice President Pence, who is traveling in Lima, Peru, returned to his hotel on Friday night to make secure phone calls to congressional leaders to inform them about the strikes in Syria.

Pence's deputy chief of staff and communications director told reporters that Pence spoke with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) ahead of Trump's announcement of the strikes in Syria.

Pence also spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the aide said. An aide to the vice president sent an email to staff for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who was on a flight and unable to connect by phone, according to pool reports.

Syrians rally in Damascus in support of Assad's military .
Hundreds of Syrians have gathered in a landmark square in the capital of Damascus in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes over the weekend. State TV broadcast the rally live from the central Omayyad Square. Protesters waved Syrian flags at the demonstration, dubbed a "salute to the achievements of the Arab Syrian Army," set off fireworks and unleashed celebratory gunfire.

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