Kerry and McCain Introduce Resolution Giving Obama Time on Libya

Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced a resolution shielding President Barack Obama from criticisms that the ongoing U.S. commitment to military operation in Libya violates the War Powers Act by skirting Congressional approval. Some Democrats and Republicans — much to the chagrin of the more hawkish wing of their party — questioned the legal basis for U.S. involvement in Libya’s civil war. McCain and Kerry’s resolution would authorize, as Kerry put it, “limited use of American forces in a supporting role” for up to a year after it passes.