Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health joined Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria to talk about yesterday’s House vote on the War Powers Resolution.
Highlights: Not a serious vote: “I voted against the concurrent resolution because actually it wasn’t a war powers resolution. It was a resolution designed to damage the president – and I think that was pretty obvious … We had [received the resolution] maybe 40 minutes before it was introduced in the Rules Committee the night before. There was very little chance to debate that in the Rules Committee … A true authorization for use of military force would come through the Foreign Affairs Committee. There would be witnesses, there would be debate, there would be an opportunity for many members who weren’t on the committee to weigh in.”
We could get things done: “Everything that the United States House of Representatives is doing right now under Democratic leadership is designed to harm the president and that’s just wrong. There are things we could do together. I know it’s a political year, I know it’s a presidential election year, but this sort of stuff – impeachment and trying to damage the president when he is protecting the country –just doesn’t fly.”
You have one job: “The Speaker at this point has one job and that job is to take those articles off the Speaker’s desk and take them over to Senate and deliver them to the majority leader in the United States Senate.”