Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks to reporters following a briefing on Syria on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 7, 2017. Amid measured support for the U.S. cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base, some vocal Republicans and Democrats are reprimanding the White House for launching the strike without first getting congressional approval. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Did the president need Congress’ permission to bomb Syria? An editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper points out that at least one relevant person thinks so: the president.