SPECIAL EDITION: The Rigell Report: Syria, the President, and Congress

Congressman Scott Rigell
2013-09-06 14:56:17
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U.S. Representative Scott Rigell

SPECIAL EDITION: The Rigell Report: Syria, the President, and Congress

Dear Friend,

President Obama’s decision to seek authorization from Congress was both unexpected and welcomed. You may know that I felt strongly that the Constitution, the War Powers Resolution of 1973, and statements by our Founding Fathers made clear that the President receiving congressional authority was not only the right thing to do, it was also the only path fully consistent with the Constitution. For that reason I drafted and shared with other House Members a letter urging the President to seek authority from Congress prior to using military force against Syria.

Candidly, I was surprised and humbled that the letter gained such momentum, culminating in 139 other Members joining as co-signers. Importantly, this list is bipartisan, including 21 of my Democratic colleagues. (To read the letter and a list of co-signers, click
Media interest in the letter was intense and we have included below a representative sample of the interviews so that you can know my views on this critical topic. Though I have serious reservations about the use of military force, I am open to the debate that will take place next week.

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Neil Cavuto - Fox


Thomas Roberts - MSNBC


Rachel Maddow - MSNBC

 


Fox News


CNN - Around the World


Betty Liu - Bloomberg

 


BBC World News


Katty Kay - BBC


Richard Liu - MSNBC



CNBC - Kudlow Report


WAVY TV 10


NPR Radio


                       

 POTUS XM - SIRIUS XM Radio

 Mike Huckabee Show

 Hannity Radio Show

 
 


John Fredericks Radio Show


WAMU Radio


New York Times Interview



Politico Interview


National Journal Interview


Boston Globe Interview

                                                        
                                                       


Daily Press Interview


CNS News Interview


Virginian-Pilot Interview

                                                        
                                                       


National Review Interview

The Hill Interview  


USA Today Editorial

                                                        
                                                       


Reuters


Roll Call Interview


Washington Post Interview

                                                         
 
 


Wall Street Journal Interview

 


Richmond Times-Dispatch

 


WVEC Interview

                                                      


For a full list of press clips, visit our website
here.                                         

Mindful that I work for you, I remain

Yours in Freedom,


Scott Rigell

 



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