Rep. Rigell: President Obama ‘out of his lane’ constitutionally on Syria

September 1, 2013

Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) told "In Play" Sunday that President Obama would have been "out of his lane" in regard the Constitution had he not sought congressional approval for a strike against Syria.

Rigell, who authored a letter urging the president seek congressional approval before launching a strike against Syria, added that he was "pleased" that the commander-in-chief had decided to seek a congressional vote, but that if the vote were held today, he would vote "no".

The full video of my interview with Rigell is below.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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