Dem lawmaker: Boehner resolution on Libya a ‘pedantic effort to embarrass the president'

Boehner's would forbid the deployment of U.S. ground troops and demand that President Obama provide information on 21 separate items related to the mission within 14 days. The other resolution, from anti-war Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), seeks the withdrawal of all troops from Libya within 15 days.

Republicans have pushed for Boehner's resolution but Berman took to the House floor Friday to criticize the measure.

“[This resolution] takes pot shots at the president and amounts to nothing more than a sense of the Congress,” said Berman. “It is just an exercise in political gamesmanship. It is a pedantic effort to embarrass the president without taking any ownership for the policy of the intervention."

Berman also called the resolution “innocuous legislation that plays a particular role in avoiding the constitutional role of this Congress.”