One GOP Hawk’s Case against Unchecked Presidential War Powers

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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the early days of the Biden administration, progressive lawmakers have renewed a push to curtail the president’s powers to unilaterally wage war — but they no longer have a monopoly on this campaign.

Conservatives are getting involved, too.

“I don’t see any contradiction between being on the hawkish side of the spectrum, or being a U.S. primacist, and still insisting that the Constitution obtain, particularly in matters of war,” Representative Mike Gallagher told National Review earlier this week. “In fact, I think it undermines American national security not to have congressional buy-in to what we’re doing.”

Lawmakers are focused on repealing and …


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