Schumer Says Congress Should Defer to President on Libya No-Fly Zone

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday a “no-fly zone over Libya is more likely given the Arab League’s endorsement on Saturday,” The Hill reports.

“I certainly think the Arab League’s decision makes a no-fly zone more likely,” said Schumer (D-N.Y.), who added it was better to enforce a no-fly zone on a multilateral basis.

Schumer also said “he did not think Congress needed to weigh in with a vote on the matter, saying lawmakers should defer to the president.”

“I believe on these we should defer to the commander in chief on short term, immediate situations like this,” he said.

He appeared on NBC’s "Meet the Press."


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