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Rand Paul demands vote on AUMF: “I rise today to oppose unauthorized, undeclared, and unconstitutional war”

Sen. Rand Paul has been holding up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the Senate this week, demanding that his amendment that would sunset the Authorizations of the Use of Force (AUMF) passed back in 2001 and 2002 get a vote. Those two AUMFs have been used for every U.S. military action since 9/11, most of which have been separate from targeting al-Qaeda and their allies.

For his efforts, Paul was given a block of time on Tuesday to challenge the senate on it’s refusal to debate or reconsider AUMF. …

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