Sen. Rand Paul, long a skeptic of U.S. military interventions overseas, told Newsmax yesterday that presidents must go to Congress before going to war but that Biden probably will not do so before escalating against Iran. “Without question, any president—Republican or Democrat—that wants to take us to war or commit significant acts of war has to come to Congress, and will they? Probably not,” Paul said.
He added that he was doubtful that a President from either party would care much about the Congressional authorization needed for war, Newsmax reports. He also remained concerned that the focus will be put on whom the U.S. decides to “kill in response to the killing” as opposed to why there are soldiers scattered across the globe in remote outposts in the first place.