Nader: Libya mission was 'impeachable offense'
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Ralph Nader on Tuesday said President Obama has committed impeachable offenses dating back to the United States' effort in 2011 to create a no-fly zone in Libya.

Nader, who has previously called for Obama's impeachment, said Congress would not take up articles of impeachment at the time of the Libya mission because it has “abdicated” its responsibility in matters of war.

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"Libya was the most egregious violation of the Constitution by President Obama," Nader told ABC News-Yahoo News. "He attacked Libya with European nations without a declaration of war, he didn't ask Congress for an authorization of funds. He didn't get an appropriation of funds from Congress. He found a billion and a half dollars somewhere in the Pentagon budget. That is an impeachable offense flat out."

"The reason why Congress doesn't want to do it is because it abdicated its own responsibility under the Constitution."

In March 2011, the United States with the help of international partners bombed air defense systems in Libya to impose a no-fly zone authorized by a United Nations Security Council resolution.

At the time, lawmakers criticized the administration for not seeking congressional authorization. The administration countered that the strikes were limited in nature, duration and scope and fell within presidential authority.

"I have directed these actions, which are in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive," Obama said in a letter to members of Congress at the time.

Nader also said the United States' use of lethal drone strikes around the world has violated international law. Nader made the remarks while promoting his book, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.

During the interview, Nader said he would support Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThomas Piketty says pandemic is opportunity to address income inequality The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks MORE (D-Mass.) for president in 2016 but thought she was unlikely to run. He said Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus Overnight Defense: Formal negotiations inch forward on defense bill with Confederate base name language | Senators look to block B UAE arms sales | Trump administration imposes Iran sanctions over human rights abuses MORE (R-Ky.) would be the person to beat on the Republican side in 2016, unless former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) decides to run.

Nader, a former perennial third-party presidential candidate, said he would oppose a Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonValadao unseats Cox in election rematch Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work MORE run, saying she is more hawkish than Obama. He also said a Bush-Clinton match-up in the 2016 general election would be dull.

"You want a dull campaign. Try Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton in 2016," he said, adding, "It will only be exciting for people who are interested in dynasties and personalities."

Earlier this year, Nader pitched 20 billionaires for president, saying the super rich are the only ones that can break through the barriers to third-party candidates in the presidential election process.