President Joe Biden is facing pushback for his decision to carry out an airstrike in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, even from some members of his own party who denounced the attack as “unconstitutional.”
Biden ordered the strikes on Thursday evening, skirting a federal law that intends to limit presidential authority to wage war without constitutional approval. The attack prompted outrage from several progressive Democrats who accused the president of violating the Constitution and possibly inserting the United States into a Middle Eastern conflict.
“The President needs to come to Congress before launching a strike against the Houthis in Yemen and involving us in another middle east conflict. That is Article I of the Constitution,” said Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “I will stand up for that regardless of whether a