House Rebukes Obama Over Libya Staff
Posted: Jun 24, 2011 1:31 PM
House Rebukes Obama Over Libya
(Newser) – The first of two House votes today on Libya has gone against President Obama. As expected, lawmakers rejected a proposal to authorize the military action as-is for a year, reports Politico. The measure failed on a bipartisan vote of 295-123, with 70 Democrats voting against Obama. A second vote later today would cut off funds. The Senate won't go along, making it a largely symbolic, but politically significant, rebuke, notes the New York Times. Click to read how public support of the US military action is waning.