GOP Sen. Rand Paul criticized President Donald Trump for the airstrike in Syria, suggesting he violated the Constitution by not seeking congressional approval beforehand.
"While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked," Paul tweeted Thursday night shortly after news of the airstrike broke.
"The President needs Congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution," he added in another Twitter post.
"Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be no different."
California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu agreed with Paul, tweeting Trump "can use military force in defense of US. But attacking #Assad regime requires congressional approval."
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