Kerry Says Obama Has Authority To Attack Syria Even if Congress Fails to Authorize Intervention

'I said that the president has the authority to act'

Kerry Says Obama 'Has the Right' To Strike Syria Without Congress – as it Happened (The Guardian)

• US secretary of state John Kerry defended the president's decision to seek Congressional approval for military action in Syria. He said doing so made the mission stronger. He said there "are good people in Congress" and the administration "does not contemplate" that those good people will vote "no" on an authorization to use force.

• But the president "has the right" to strike even without congressional approval, Kerry said.

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