Ben Cardin: Trump Should Have Come to Congress to Get Authorization Before Deploying Troops to Niger

‘As the ranking Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the president of the United States should have come to Congress’

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BLITZER: “Did you know, senator, that there are almost 1,000 U.S. Troops deployed in Niger?”
CARDIN: “No, I did not. I’m not part of the group that would have been formally notified about U.S. troop presence, but I must tell you I do believe as the ranking Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the president of the United States should have come to Congress to seek authorization for American troops that are put in a combat-type situation.”

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