Quantcast

Corker Will Consider Giving Obama Authorization To Go After ISIS

Although skeptical, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters on Tuesday that he wants to start talks with his colleagues to see if they can move forward with President Obama's request for the power to wage war on the Islamic state.

He also said he is "open to looking at it" once the legislation granting Congress the ability to review any final nuclear deals with Iran is settled on the Senate floor.

Once that is taken care of, Corker said he will focus on Obama's Authorization for the Use of Military Force request (AUMF) against ISIS, which Obama formally issued in February.

Of the AUMF he said, “I do think it is something we should look at. And if I do see there is a path forward to success--and I’m beginning to have some conversations again about it--then we will take it up." On the other hand, he stated “What I don’t want to do is begin a process that at the end of it may show division. In other words, I want us to be successful if we are going to go about it."

Last week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said “I do not see a path to 218 with what the president sent up because the world has become more dangerous since he laid out Yemen as the strategy of how to move forward. This would weaken our ability to respond to current situations.” On Tuesday, John McCain (R-Ariz.) added that he wants an AUMF “that doesn’t restrict the president’s abilities to act as commander in chief."

Photo: You Tube

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

President Obama’s plan to allow 10,000 more Syrian refugees into the country would “expose us to danger” while failing to “solve the problem,”...

There is nothing wrong with going out and having a few drinks with friends, but getting plastered can have its price. One college football player...

This wife apparently came down with a case of the insecurity blues, and she thought she had come up with an ingenious way to test her husband’s...

Winter is upon is, and that brings with it all sorts of potential problems that we need to be on top of. Temperatures can drop in a hurry, and it’...

A family in Grand Rapids, MI is counting their lucky stars after walking away from a horrific car crash that absolutely obliterated the vehicle...

Latest News Stories

Kenneth Spilman worked as an Army motorcycle police officer involved finding mass graves and giving proper burials to victims of the Nazis in...

A mother in Iowa did all the right things that a parent is supposed to do when hiring someone to watch their children. She got recommendations,...

A faculty member from a South Carolina college has been forced to apologize after she packaged up M&Ms in prescription pill bottles and gave...

Many of President Donald Trump's critics have been trudging up just about any reason they can find to say he's not fit to lead and should be...

A pair of parents were tickled to welcome a bouncing baby boy that weighed in at more than 11 pounds to the world, but they were a little taken...