Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) said earlier this week that he wants U.S. actions in Libya “formalized by an act of Congress,” the Daily News Pulse reports.
“When Congress resumes, I hope the President seeks an authorization for the use of force,” said Kirk at a luncheon Monday. “I will vote for it, because I support the President’s position.” After a speech to the City Club of Chicago, Senator Kirk, a self-described “foreign policy hawk,” said the situation involving the United States and Libya is unmistakable. “This is a war. When you’re dropping bombs and they’re shooting back it’s a war,” said Kirk. “A Presidential address from the Oval office is necessary to outline the mission, how he expects to achieve it and who is in charge.”