February 9, 2023

Young Joins CNN’s The Lead to Discuss Repealing Outdated Gulf and Iraq War Authorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), tonight joined CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss their bipartisan legislation to repeal the outdated and unnecessary 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMFs) and ensure Congress fulfills its constitutional responsibility of deciding whether and when to send our servicemembers into harm’s way.

TY on CNN with Kaine

** Click here or above to watch my interview on CNN.**

Excerpts of Senator Young’s comments are below:

“As members of Congress, we need to make hard decisions – hard decisions about when you enter conflicts, how those conflicts are carried on, which we do through oversight responsibilities, and ultimately, after we authorize military force we need to deauthorize military force.

“Just to illustrate how absurd this is, I entered the United States Navy right after high school. That was 1990. A few months later, the 1991 first Gulf War Authorization (passed). Congress has not repealed it since then,” said Senator Young.

The full video of the interview can be found here.