Foreign Policy

No, John Boehner Did Not Violate the Logan Act

If you’re wondering why none of Boehner’s congressional opponents have brought up the Logan Act in response to the recent situation surrounding Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s quite simply because the act is irrelevant, contrary to some of the leftist propaganda suggesting otherwise. The Department of State issued a judgement on a similar matter in the 1970s stating:

The clear intent of this provision [Logan Act] is to prohibit unauthorized persons from intervening in disputes between the United States and foreign governments. Nothing in section 953, however, would appear to restrict members of the Congress from engaging in discussions with foreign officials in pursuance of their legislative duties under the Constitution.

Need I say more?