by Greg Russak
There was a hearing on Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Forces on the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that I suspect went unnoticed by most Americans.
Fortunately, Common Dreams staff writer Lauren McCauley did a great job of summing it up here.
She also embedded a very telling bit of video of some of the testimony. Both her article and the video will be helpful the next time “small government” conservatives, Libertarians, and Republicans complain about federal overreach and want to accuse someone outside their own party of trying to rewrite the Constitution.
The statements made by South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations, Michael A. Sheehan, and independent Maine Senator Angus King pretty clearly reveal which of them are the actual advocates for federal overreach and a Constitutional rewrite. (MORE)