Rand Paul: We Don't Even Know Who Use Chemical Weapons in Syria

'Absolutely he needs congressional approval; the Constitution is very clear on this subject'

Sen. Rand Paul: 'We Should Not Engage in a War' in Syria (Fox News)

SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And joining me now for more reaction to this developing story, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. Senator, good to see you. Thanks for being with us.

SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY.: Glad to be with you, Sean.

HANNITY: All right. I guess, it's a simple question. Do you think this is a wise decision and do you think that the president needs Congressional approval?

PAUL: Absolutely he needs Congressional approval. The Constitution is very clear on this subject. In fact, James Madison explained in the Federalist Papers, he said, the executive branch is the branch mostly likely to go to war, therefore, we vested the power to go to war in Congress. Without question Congress should vote on this and he is going against the Constitution and it will be an unlawful act if he actually takes military action without having Congress vote on the issue.

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