Corker Says Committee Action Supports Limited, But Appropriate Action Against Syria

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Senator Bob Corker made the following statement regarding committee passage of a limited authorization for the use of military force in Syria. 

“None of us want the U.S. mired down in another conflict, so the committee has significantly limited the president’s original authorization, while still providing for an appropriate use of force in response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons.  It prevents boots on the ground, limits the duration of any military action, and requires a progress report on the administration’s overall Syria policy.

“As we now move to the full Senate, the American people deserve a full and open debate about U.S. interests in Syria.”


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