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WASHINGTON DC: Criticizing US President Donald Trump's decision to launch precision strikes in Syria, Representative for Kentucky [R-KY4] Thomas Massie on Friday said that the US Constitution does not give the president the authority to carry out such attack.

Massie's comment comes minutes after Trump announced that the US, France and the United Kingdom had begun military strikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in a suburb of Damascus that killed dozens of civilians.

Massie took to Twitter and said, "I haven't read France's or Britain's "Constitution," but I've read ours and nowhere in it is Presidential authority to strike Syria."

Following that, Massie and other lawmakers questioned the president's constitutional authority to launch an attack without congressional approval.

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