Obama, McConnell Shirk Away from AUMF in Predictable Election Year Move

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to dash any hope that Congress would formally authorize President Obama to wage war against ISIS.

His remarks came as McConnell’s House counterpart, Speaker Paul Ryan, is examining the feasibility of passing such an authorization this year. During an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” McConnell said he couldn’t imagine voting for any authorization to use military force that the president would actually sign because he believes the war authorization President Obama wants would, in McConnell’s words, “tie the hands of the next president.”

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