Rep. Jones To Pres: Military Action Without Approval Is Impeachable Offense

Third District Republican Congressman Walter Jones has a warning for President Obama. Any use of military power without Congressional approval would constitute a "An impeachable high crime and misdemeanor."

Congressman Jones has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 107 declaring if the president should use offensive military force without authorization of an act of Congress, it would be an impeachable offense.

The resolution comes in response to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's comments that the president need not look to Congress for authorization to bomb Syria but to NATO and the United Nations.

Jones' resolution calls for impeachment should Obama take offensive action based on Panetta's statement because it would be a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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  • by And... on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:35 AM
    We should start with George duBya two war bush, he had troops in afghanistan two years before he went to congress and asked permission. Didn't hear much repug crying on it though.
  • by john Location: greenville on Mar 14, 2012 at 07:26 PM
    clark,burns,colligan,speller,Editor's of THE Daily Reflector.All seem to agree with OL Bama h.according to today's newspaper,about Mr.Jones!They are as Lost as the White House Adminstration!Vote for (Rick)for president! Not the Mormons gov.Mitt. You folks,better,research the Mormon faith!
  • by Idiot from the east on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:04 PM
    I side with Congressman Jones. Then again, it takes one to know one.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:01 PM
    The precedent of Clinton’s impeachment over his perjury or lying about Monica Lewinsky. Heck Hussein has never stopped lying to the American People. I am still waiting $$$$$ money from the rich people Hussein promised We The People as a election promise? Never closed GITMO as an election promise. The list of Obama lies could make a book over 100 now! Seems like a Black President can get away with the lies. Even White President Slick Willie was getting Impeached for only '1' lie. I guess Hussein is OK as long as he does not cheat Mrs. Vacation in Spain on the US tax dollars Michelle
  • by john Location: washington,County on Mar 13, 2012 at 05:01 PM
    People in the East agree,with,Mr. Jones! Walter Jones, for President!!!
  • by beachbum3 on Mar 13, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    I am surely glad that you made this posting on here for i could not have said it better myself an i am in 1000% agreement with your posting on here thank you
  • by small business on Mar 13, 2012 at 01:06 PM
    WITN, check your software. It looks like NO replies are posting. If Rep. Jones wants to play impeachment games, surely he can do better than this. How about bribery of the Mexican cartels with assault weapons? How about bribery of Karzai with all that "foreign aid?" How about usurpation of Judicial perogatives in deciding the Defense of Marriage Act(a travesty) is Unconstitutional without having a court rule on it? Rep. Jones could do so much better than headline grabbing. A shame.
  • by REM Location: ENC on Mar 13, 2012 at 01:02 PM
    @ CIA: There is a bug with the comment system; it works about half the time. This has been mentioned many times. If anything, WITN is a liberal news station, so stop with the conspiracies lol. WITN and the Republicans aren't out to get you.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    enough service personal have died in these unjustifiable wars an it is now time to bring the troops home an for our supposely elected officials to stop the war mongering just to benefit the defense companys an their contractors becuase of their illgal contracts that they are being given or handed out toan being allowed to get paid with taxpayers monies for not doing their jobs an their contracutal duties an ripping off the national taxpayers an extracting that they can out of the u.s. treasury an the department of revenue with the ill gotten gains that have been haded out to these coporate enitys for not doing their jobs dutys an still being allowed to get paid by taxpayers dollars for nothing . thusly leaving the general population to have to re4plenish the amounts to the u.s tresaury that they have been allowed to extract from it. WAKE UP PEOPLE AN SMELL WHT IT IS THAT THESE REPBULCIANS IN THE U.S CONGRESS ARE DOING TO THE TAXPAYERS IN THIS COUNTRY IN THE NAME OF POTRIOTISM JUST TO BENNEFIT THE COPORATE INSTREST thank you
  • by Bud on Mar 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM
    Rep. Freedom Fries strikes again!

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