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Reps. Kucinich, Jones to File Suit Against Obama on Libyan War

Pete Kasperowicz

Sabrina Eaton/The Plain DealerCleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich and North Carolina Republican Rep. Walter Jones announced a drive to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan at a 2011 press conference. Today

Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Walter Jones (R-NC) on Wednesday are expected to file a complaint in federal court that is presumably related to the failure of the Obama administration to seek congressional authority for military action in Libya.

The two members are expected to announce the details of their action at noon Wednesday. Kucinich released a statement late Tuesday night that said other members of Congress would join the suit.


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Both members have argued that the Obama administration has failed to seek congressional authority for Libyan military actions under the War Powers Resolution. The House earlier this month approved a resolution asking for details and justification about the intervention by the end of this week, which many believe is the deadline by which U.S. troops must withdraw, or the administration must obtain congressional approval.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday warned that the administration would be in violation of the War Powers Resolution by the end of the week.

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