There has been a lot of discussion that the President hasn’t even spoken to Congress on Syria, let alone brought the matter to Congress for approval, as is required by the Constitution. Remember this tweet from Ted Cruz?
So last night there was an administration conference call with several Congressional leaders to “consult”.
Oh, invitation-only, by the way. Here is a list of the 26 people invited to the Friends of Barack meeting
Susan Rice, with all her usual aplomb, tweeted about it.
Sec. Kerry, Sec. Hagel, Dir. Clapper and I held a call earlier tonight with members of Congress to consult on the situation in #Syria
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 30, 2013
Did you see it?
Yes, the Imperial President wasn’t on the call yesterday. Amazing.
What did Obama have time to do yesterday, as he is getting set to bomb Syria and involve us in a war?
He had time to meet with Magic Johnson to talk about “creating jobs”.
Our eagle-eyed CNN WH crew just spotted Magic Johnson arriving at the West Wing.
— Jim Acosta (@JimAcostaCNN) August 29, 2013
Are you wondering if the two meetings were held at the same time?
Yes, in answer to the question, the two meetings appear to have been at the same time. Thank you, John Ekdahl.
He also apparently skipped out on another meeting on Syria on Tuesday night to meet with the family of Trayvon Martin, among other things.
The brilliance of Clint Eastwood’s skit is unmistakable – so sad for this country and its people.