Senate Postpones Libya Vote

Sessions: Authorization 'Not Something Obama Cares About'

The House is expected to vote at some point this month on the defunding of the Libya War, after two attempts at authorizing various levels of hostility in the nation were both rejected.

Though it is generally assumed that the Senate would be more open to endorsing the war, given a number of Senators’ enthusiasm for war in general, that endorsement will not be coming soon, as the Senate today announced it was postponing the vote.

Senate leadership insisted that the vote needed to be put off because the Senate needed to focus on raising the federal borrowing limit to avoid a default on the govenrment’s $14 trillion debt.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R – AL) insisted that there was no reason to even consider the Libya resolution, since “The president has not asked for the Libya resolution. It is not something he cares about, apparently.” President Obama has claimed the war doesn’t technically count as hostilities and he can continue it without authorization.

Author: Jason Ditz

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