U.S. House Looks To Push Bill Condemning Bergdahl SwapScreen-Shot-2014-08-21-at-7.11.08-PM
The swap of terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl raised A LOT of eyebrows among Americans, and widespread scorn among veterans.
Now the U.S. House of Representatives is pushing a bill to condemn the move.
Will it pass? We don’t know but the move is pretty telling…or political.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday pushed a resolution condemning President Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The vote castigating Obama came at a crucial moment for the administration as it sought to rally international and congressional support for steps to combat the rising threat of Islamic state militants in Iraq and Syria. The debate and vote scheduled for late afternoon coincided with a White House meeting in which the president was to discuss his strategy with House and Senate leaders. It also came on the eve of Obama’s address to the nation.