Yesterday, the U.S. military’s involvement in the civil war in Libya failed to gain the congressional authorization required by law and the Constitution. Legislation to authorize America’s entry into the war was rejected by the U.S. House of Representatives. The war remains illegal and unconstitutional.
Yet, the Obama White House remained defiant, in spite of the repudiation of its war policy. “Now is not the time to send the kind of mixed message that it sends when we are working with our allies,” said spokesman Jay Carney.
Carney was right. The American government should not send a mixed message about the rule of law in the United States. The American government should be unified on matters of war and peace as well. That’s why it is now the duty of President Barack Obama to withdraw the United States military from the civil war in Libya.
To see how your U.S. Representative voted on the failed war authorization bill, see the roll call below:
Representatives Who Voted YES, To Authorize U.S. War In Libya
Gary Ackerman, Jason Altmire, Joe Baca, John Barrow, Karen Bass, Shelley Berkley, Howard Berman, Timothy Bishop, Earl Blumenauer, Dan Boren, Leonard Boswell, Robert Brady, Corrine Brown, Lois Capps, Dennis Cardoza, Russ Carnahan, Kathy Castor, Ben Chandler, Judy Chu, Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Steve Cohen, Gerald Connolly, Jim Cooper, Jim Costa, Joe Courtney, Mark Critz, Joseph Crowley, Henry Cuellar, Elijah Cummings, Susan Davis, Diana DeGette, Rosa DeLauro, Charles Dent, Ted Deutch, Norman Dicks, John Dingell, Lloyd Doggett, Joe Donnelly, Michael Doyle, David Dreier, Donna Edwards, Keith Ellison, Anna Eshoo, Chaka Fattah, Bob Filner, Marcia Fudge, John Garamendi, Al Green, Alcee Hastings, Martin Heinrich, Mazie Hirono, Tim Holden, Steny Hoyer, Jay Inslee, Steve Israel, Sheila Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Marcy Kaptur, Dale Kildee, Ron Kind, Steve King, Peter King, Adam Kinzinger, Larry Kissell, James Langevin, Rick Larsen, Sander Levin, Nita Lowey, Edward Markey, Jim Matheson, Doris Matsui, Carolyn McCarthy, Betty McCollum, Thaddeus McCotter, James McDermott, Jerry McNerney, Gregory Meeks, Brad Miller, James Moran, Richard Neal, John Olver, William Owens, William Pascrell, Donald Payne, Nancy Pelosi, Ed Perlmutter, Gary Peters, Jared Polis, David Price, Nick Rahall, Charles Rangel, Silvestre Reyes, Cedric Richmond, David Rivera, Michael Rogers, Steven Rothman, Lucille Roybal-Allard, C.A. Ruppersberger, Bobby Rush, Linda Sanchez, John Sarbanes, Janice Schakowsky, Adam Schiff, Allyson Schwartz, David Scott, Terri Sewell, Albio Sires, Adam Smith, Jackie Speier, Betty Sutton, Mike Thompson, Bennie Thompson, Paul Tonko, Christopher Van Hollen, Timothy Walz, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Melvin Watt, Peter Welch, Frederica Wilson, John Yarmuth
Representatives Who Voted NO, To Refuse Authorization For U.S. War In Libya
Sandy Adams, Robert Aderholt, Todd Akin, Rodney Alexander, Justin Amash, Robert Andrews, Steve Austria, Michele Bachmann, Tammy Baldwin, Lou Barletta, Roscoe Bartlett, Joe Barton, Charles Bass, Xavier Becerra, Dan Benishek, Judy Biggert, Brian Bilbray, Gus Bilirakis, Sanford Bishop, Rob Bishop, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, Jo Bonner, Mary Bono Mack, Charles Boustany, Kevin Brady, Bruce Braley, Mo Brooks, Paul Broun, Vern Buchanan, Larry Bucshon, Ann Marie Buerkle, Michael Burgess, Dan Burton, Ken Calvert, David Camp, John Campbell, Francisco Canseco, Eric Cantor, Shelley Moore Capito, Michael Capuano, John Carney, André Carson, John Carter, Bill Cassidy, Steven Chabot, Jason Chaffetz, David Cicilline, Hansen Clarke, Yvette Clarke, William Clay, Howard Coble, Mike Coffman, Tom Cole, Michael Conaway, John Conyers, Jerry Costello, Chip Cravaack, Rick Crawford, Ander Crenshaw, John Culberson, Danny Davis, Geoff Davis, Peter DeFazio, Jeff Denham, Scott DesJarlais, Mario Diaz-Balart, Bob Dold, Sean Duffy, Jeff Duncan, John Duncan, Renee Ellmers, Jo Ann Emerson, Blake Farenthold, Sam Farr, Stephen Fincher, Michael Fitzpatrick, Jeff Flake, Chuck Fleischmann, John Fleming, Bill Flores, Randy Forbes, Jeff Fortenberry, Virginia Foxx, Barney Frank, Trent Franks, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Elton Gallegly, Cory Gardner, Scott Garrett, Jim Gerlach, Bob Gibbs, Chris Gibson, Louis Gohmert, Charles Gonzalez, Bob Goodlatte, Paul Gosar, Trey Gowdy, Kay Granger, Tom Graves, Samuel Graves, Gene Green, Tim Griffin, Morgan Griffith, Raul Grijalva, Michael Grimm, Frank Guinta, Brett Guthrie, Luis Gutierrez, Ralph Hall, Colleen Hanabusa, Richard Hanna, Gregg Harper, Andy Harris, Vicky Hartzler, Doc Hastings, Nan Hayworth, Joe Heck, Jeb Hensarling, Walter Herger, Jaime Herrera, James Himes, Maurice Hinchey, Rubén Hinojosa, Rush Holt, Michael Honda, Tim Huelskamp, Bill Huizenga, Randy Hultgren, Duncan Hunter, Robert Hurt, Darrell Issa, Jesse Jackson, Lynn Jenkins, Timothy Johnson, Bill Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Walter Jones, Jim Jordan, William Keating, Mike Kelly, Jack Kingston, John Kline, Dennis Kucinich, Raúl Labrador, Doug Lamborn, Leonard Lance, Jeff Landry, James Lankford, John Larson, Tom Latham, Steven LaTourette, Robert Latta, Barbara Lee, Jerry Lewis, John Lewis, Daniel Lipinski, Frank LoBiondo, David Loebsack, Zoe Lofgren, Billy Long, Frank Lucas, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Ben Luján, Cynthia Lummis, Daniel Lungren, Stephen Lynch, Carolyn Maloney, Donald Manzullo, Kenny Marchant, Thomas Marino, Kevin McCarthy, Michael McCaul, Tom McClintock, James McGovern, Patrick McHenry, Mike McIntyre, Howard McKeon, David McKinley, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Patrick Meehan, John Mica, Michael Michaud, Jeff Miller, Candice Miller, Gary Miller, George Miller, Gwen Moore, Mick Mulvaney, Christopher Murphy, Tim Murphy, Sue Myrick, Jerrold Nadler, Randy Neugebauer, Kristi Noem, Richard Nugent, Devin Nunes, Alan Nunnelee, Pete Olson, Steven Palazzo, Frank Pallone, Ed Pastor, Ron Paul, Erik Paulsen, Stevan Pearce, Mike Pence, Collin Peterson, Thomas Petri, Chellie Pingree, Joseph Pitts, Todd Platts, Ted Poe, Mike Pompeo, Bill Posey, Tom Price, Ben Quayle, Mike Quigley, Tom Reed, Dennis Rehberg, Dave Reichert, Jim Renacci, Reid Ribble, Laura Richardson, Scott Rigell, Martha Roby, Phil Roe, Michael Rogers, Harold Rogers, Dana Rohrabacher, Todd Rokita, Thomas Rooney, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Peter Roskam, Mike Ross, Dennis Ross, Edward Royce, Jon Runyan, Paul Ryan, Loretta Sanchez, Steve Scalise, Bobby Schilling, Jean Schmidt, Aaron Schock, Kurt Schrader, David Schweikert, Tim Scott, Robert Scott, Austin Scott, James Sensenbrenner, Jose Serrano, Pete Sessions, Brad Sherman, John Shimkus, Heath Shuler, Bill Shuster, Michael Simpson, Louise Slaughter, Adrian Smith, Christopher Smith, Lamar Smith, Steve Southerland, Pete Stark, Clifford Stearns, Marlin Stutzman, John Sullivan, Lee Terry, Glenn Thompson, Mac Thornberry, Patrick Tiberi, John Tierney, Scott Tipton, Niki Tsongas, Michael Turner, Frederick Upton, Nydia Velázquez, Peter Visclosky, Timothy Walberg, Greg Walden, Joe Walsh, Maxine Waters, Henry Waxman, Daniel Webster, Lynn Westmoreland, Edward Whitfield, Joe Wilson, Rob Wittman, Frank Wolf, Steve Womack, Rob Woodall, Lynn Woolsey, David Wu, Kevin Yoder, Don Young, Bill Young, Todd Young
95.7 percent of Republicans who voted, voted to reject war authorization. 37.8 percent of Democrats who voted, voted to reject war authorization.
The remaining 13 U.S. Representatives did not cast a vote on the authorization.