Hence the reason T-Paw received 1.03% of the vote in the latest WZ poll.

NEW YORK — GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday that the War Powers Act “does not apply” to the U.S. intervention in Libya, but that he would consult with Congress anyway if he launched the mission as president.

During a question-and-answer session following a speech on foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, Pawlenty said that he would confer with members of Congress “as a courtesy and gesture of respect,” but that he does not believe congressional authorization would be required for such a mission.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has threatened to cut off funds for the Libyan mission if the White House does not better explain the intervention.

Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, used his speech to call for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s ouster and criticized Obama for being hesitant to act more bodly to remove him from power.

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