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McConnell Demurs on ISIS AUMF

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After slamming President Barack Obama over his use of executive authority to kick off his Tuesday news conference, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell later sidestepped a question about the administration’s reliance on force authorizations unrelated to the Islamic State, blaming the White House’s strategy for congressional inaction.“He must feel like he has the authority under existing resolutions that we have passed to do what he is doing,” McConnell said. “But I personally would not — you can ask other members — I personally would not find it very appealing trying to come up with an authorization for the use of force in this particular way.”

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