Tipton joins bipartisan vote to reject Libyan mission

The United States should withdraw all of its forces from Libya, where President Barack Obama committed forces three months ago in support of rebels seeking to oust dictator Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said.

Tipton joined the 295–123 majority in the House on Friday that rejected a measure to extend the Libya mission for a year while prohibiting U.S. ground forces there. Obama sought that resolution.

Seventy Democrats joined Republicans in rejecting the president’s request.

“The president chose to attack Libya without consulting Congress, and it’s time to pull out of Libya without any exceptions,” Tipton said through his Washington, D.C., office. “We shouldn’t have been in Libya in the first place, and it’s time to get our forces out.”

Tipton voted in favor of a resolution intended to cut funding for the Libya mission, but that measure failed.

Tipton also opposed a measure that would have authorized the United States to go to war in Libya. That measure also failed.


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