Russian and Syrian officials contended that the attack was carried out by terrorists, and that the government possesses no such weapons. Trump potentially used the same mechanisms to authorize his missile attack on Syria. There was, however, an urging of restraint and caution by the president from the delegation. Patrick Leahy all called Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad a "war criminal" in written statements, but the delegation also urged caution so that the USA doesn't end up in another extended military conflict.
Corroon said an exact date has not been set.
The Obama administration maintained in 2011 that US involvement in the months-long air campaign against Libya didn't require congressional permission because American forces were largely playing a supporting role as part of an worldwide coalition.
In an interview on MSNBC, McCain praised Thursday's air strikes as a measured approach to chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government that "restores credibility" to the USA and gives Trump a chance to "reboot with the American people". "If the last 15 years have shown anything, it's that such engagements are disastrous for American security, for the American economy and for the American people".
The rallies will feature the former presidential candidate and DNC chair traveling to nine "red" and "purple" states beginning next week.
"There are American boots on the ground in the region and our military is conducting regular air strikes", Welch continued. So they erected other barriers within the War Powers Resolution.
Should the administration pursue further military action, however, Trump would have "an obligation to come to Congress", Gardner said.
"The president must get congressional approval before attacking Syria - big mistake if he does not!"
Leahy and Sanders made similar requests to the president.
It's also a nod to a growing movement of progressive and liberal activists - informally known as "The Resistance" - who Corroon says the DNC would like to keep active up until the next election.
The War Powers Resolution is a series of barriers that Congress erected in the wake of the Vietnam War to defend the constitutionally-mandated role of Congress in deciding when the USA will use military force if the U.S. has not been attacked.