Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) on Thursday threatened to impeach President Obama if any U.S. troops are killed in Syria.

“If one of our troops goes to Syria and is killed, I will introduce articles of impeachment against the president,” Jones said.

“No president, Democrat or Republican, should have the authority to bypass the Constitution and the will of the American people and bomb a foreign country because he does not like the leader of the country,” he said.

Jones’s threat came at a press conference where a bipartisan group of libertarian-leaning Republicans and liberal Democrats — including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — pushed for legislation to bar Obama from arming the Syrian rebels without congressional approval.

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