Former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich: Obama Risks Impeachment if He Strikes Syria Without Congressional Approval

Dennis KucinichDennis Kucinich, a former Democrat congressman tweeted out that if Barack Obama goes around Congress and acts to attack Syria unilaterally, that he risks impeachment for violating the Constitution.

Kucinich’s tweet was in response to the Washington Post’s tweet which claimed that the White House said that Obama had the authority to decide a strike on Syria.


Tucker Carlson had Kucinich on the Hannity show on Friday evening to discuss the tweet, which linked to the Washington Post article.

Kucinich says the claims from the White House are false and he cites the Constitution, something we’ve done several times here.

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“There is no imminent or actual threat to the United States of America. If there was, then people expect the president to defend us. But in this case the president is going on his own,” Kucinich explains.

“I meant what I said, I have not made a final decision,” Obama said on Friday.

“It’s not ‘I the President,’ it’s ‘We the People of the United States,'” Kucinich said, following the quotation of Obama.

He then pointed to Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, which says only Congress has the power to take America to war.

“That’s a fundamental principle and if the president throws that away, disregards that I think there will be consequences for him,” he said.

Obama has been called to Congress by over 100 congressman to get authorization for a military strike in Syria and warned that even limited strikes requires the authorization of Congress, because it is an act of war. Obama’s weak-eyed Middle East policies have shown him to be an utter buffoon in the eyes of the world, even to the extent that this week the Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin referred to him as a “monkey with a hand grenade.”

Obama gave a statement from the Rose Garden on Saturday that he would go to Congress for approval, but he did not rule out simply acting alone.

Barack Obama was warned last year concerning impeachment for initiating war without Congress declaring war. Following the US’ involvement in Libya and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s claims that international coalitions somehow trump the Constitution, Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) put forth a resolution to put Obama on notice that he would be engaging in an impeachable offense if he went into war without Congress declaring it.

Jones continues to take that stance. He confirmed that he is opposed to military force in Syria without Congressional approval and spoke about upholding the Constitution in a tweet on Wednesday.


One thing is for certain, Barack Obama’s words now as president are not what they were when he was a US senator. In fact, former Senator Barack Obama would impeach current President Barack Obama if he were to carry out a military strike without Congressional approval. How’s that for irony?

Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.

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6 Responses to Former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich: Obama Risks Impeachment if He Strikes Syria Without Congressional Approval

  1. AmericanWoman says:

    Do you think we can get somebody with a silver tongue to talk John Hinkley out of retirement ?

  2. JOHN GREEN JR says:


  3. TSIndiana says:

    With so many lawyers in congress and the President a lawyer, why not prove there were war crimes in an international war crimes court in the Hague?…and stop this vigilante justice. The USA is no lynch mob…stop acting like it.

  4. Citizen Patriot says:

    Our gutless Congress has failed to bring chargers for the numerous other deliberate violations of our Constitution and failure to follow his sworn oath of office. Why should we expect his announcement of his intentions to commit acts of war against another sovereign country?

    It is time for our military (along with the States) to intercede and arrest the President and his administration along with all of Congress and their staff, put them on trial for treason, high crimes, and misdemeanors. Those who are found guilty need to be imprisoned. Military forces can re establish good order and sanity of the federal government until the States can form a new Continental Congress and elect new officials.

    How many violations of elected and appointed officials of the Constitution and Oaths of Office will it take to bring these people to justice?

  5. rich says:

    we the people, will rejoice when you get Impeached….you have gotten under skin and aint taking it anymore….OUT with your bullsh*t ignorance and disregard for America’s Constitution…it’s coming back to bite you in your a**!!….

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