Tea party shies away from war vote [Letter]

September 12, 2014

It's ironic that tea party Republicans want no part of a debate or vote on President Barack Obama's proposal to act against ISIS when in the past they've complained bitterly about Mr. Obama acting alone without consulting Congress ("Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria," Sept. 9).

In such a crisis the nation obviously is stronger and our efforts more effective when the Congress and the president work together. The tea party will criticize the president no matter what decision he makes, but they want no part in having their votes recorded. What kind of responsible governing is that?

David Pollitt

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