He will no doubt lecture us on how democracy works as he again bypasses the will of the constituent states and their people. I am surprised he didn’t use the same strategy with the Iran deal…pass a “binding” UN resolution which is not subject to Senate ratification.
Future administrations should feel under no obligation to comply with this. In fact, future generations should seriously consider withdrawal from the UN because of the usual, and still valid, reasons.
The following is from the Washington Post.
Obama will bypass Congress, seek U.N. resolution on nuclear testing The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it By Josh Rogin Josh RoginAugust 4 at 2:12 PM President Obama (Pool photo by Chris Kleponis/European Pressphoto Agency) President Obama has decided to seek a new United Nations Security Council resolution that would call for an end to nuclear testing, a move that leading lawmakers are calling an end run around Congress. Top administration officials, including Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, briefed lawmakers and congressional staffers this week about President Obama’s decision to push for the U.N. action this September, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which was adopted in September 1996 but was never ratified by the Senate. National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price told me that the administration still would