House GOP kills vote on Libya 

House Republicans yanked a resolution from the floor that called for an end to U.S. participation in a NATO military action in Libya after it appeared the measure may have had enough support to pass.

A House Republican leadership aide acknowledged to The Washington Examiner that U.S. action in Libya has brought "significant bipartisan concern," which for the most part is made up of a coalition of liberal anti-war Democrats and conservative freshmen Republicans.

The aide said another measure dealing with the U.S. forces in Libya could come up by Friday.

The sponsor of the pulled resolution, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, said he is disappointed and accused the GOP leadership of working with the Obama administration to "buy even more time to shore up support for the war in Libya"

Kucinich added, "It’s not surprising that some are now wondering if a preliminary vote count on my resolution came out in favor of defending the Constitution."

Kucinich believes Obama is violating the Constitution because Congress has not officially sanctioned American military action in Libya, where rebel forces are fighting to overthrow the government headed by Muammar Gadahfi.

 

 

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