The letter, signed by Sens. Paul, Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), outlines the actions taken by the President pursuant to the War Powers Act and questions whether he will comply with the requirements to terminate use of U.S. armed forces in Libya within the statutory 60-day period, which expires Friday, May 20.
Below is the text of that letter:
May 18, 2011
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
Dear Mr. President:
On March 19, 2011, you introduced the United States Armed Forces into hostilities in Libya. That action was taken without regard to or compliance with the requirement of section 2(c) of the War Powers Resolution that the United States Armed Forces only be introduced into hostilities or situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances