Illinois Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkSenate panel approves 0M for international climate fund Senator calls for pause in accepting Syrian refugees after Istanbul attack Overnight Healthcare: Blame game over Zika funding MORE (R) slammed Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) for raising the possibility of impeaching President Obama over the Libyan mission.
“I think Dennis Kucinich is one of the most irresponsible, fringe members of Congress and hardly anyone in Congress listens to him,” Kirk said Thursday on local radio station WLS 890.
Kucinich has criticized Obama for intervening in Libya without going to Congress for authorization first.
Kirk’s comments came in defense of President Obama’s decision to authorize U.S. military involvement in Libya. Obama is upholding a United Nations Security Council resolution to take measures, including setting up a no-fly zone over Libya, to protect civilians from Libyan military forces lead by dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
It’s not just Kucinich who has been irked by a perceived lack of consultation from the administration. Republicans, including Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerEXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes 0K in banned donations Ryan: Benghazi report shows administration's failures Clinton can't escape Benghazi responsibility MORE (Ohio), have also criticized the White House on the issue.
BoehnerJohn BoehnerEXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes 0K in banned donations Ryan: Benghazi report shows administration's failures Clinton can't escape Benghazi responsibility MORE on Wednesday sent a letter to Obama arguing that the president had failed to set out the mission’s goals to Congress and the public.