The Senate was about to pass a bi-partisan bill imposing tough sanctions on Iran through “unanimous consent” – that means no floor debate or discussion.
But Rand Paul, Kentucky’s ‘Tea Party’ senator, objected, which immediately prevents the easy passage.
According to a notice from his office, Paul wants insert an amendment, “that would ensure that nothing in the act shall be construed as a declaration of war or an authorization of the use of force against Iran or Syria, and that any such use of force must be authorized by Congress.”
via Business Insider.
Pretty much speaks for itself.