Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval before accepting the Nobel Prize.
"This award is a testament to America’s continuing importance as a broker of peace and a promoter of democracy," the Brooksville Republican said in a press release. "With every great honor, however, comes great responsibility, not the least of which is the President’s constitutional responsibility to receive the consent of Congress before formally accepting this award."
She says the Constitution "clearly states" that "no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state."
Obama is to pick up the prize Dec. 10 in Oslo, Norway. Here's her letter to Obama.