Dems: Obama must seek vote on ISIS

Several Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Obama to get Congressional authorization to expand the U.S. military mission in Iraq and Syria.

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“That is an act of war. Under the War Powers Act, if it continues beyond an emergency period then the president needs to come to Congress for authorization. I think we are already beyond what anybody would call an emergency period,” Grayson contends.

Obama told congressional leaders on Tuesday that he does not need legislative green-light to route ISIS.

Obama will address the nation Wednesday night.