Obama will inform congress before taking any action in Iraq if alternate options are needed

by The Daily Lede


During today’s Oval Office meeting with congressional leaders, President Obama indicated he didn’t feel he had any need for congressional approval before taking action in Iraq.  This according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi concurred by stating: “I do not believe the president needs any further legislative authority to pursue the particular options for increased security assistance discussed today.  I am pleased by the president’s efforts to secure strong Congressional support, and I look forward to additional consultation.”

Sources have stated that the president told the congressional leaders that if his plans expanded beyond the options now under consideration, he would inform them before taking any action.