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Congressman Andy Harris Releases Statement On Action Being Considered in Syria

September 3, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. releases the following statement on the authorization to use military force being considered by Congress against Syria:

“I appreciate President Obama fulfilling his constitutional obligation by seeking Congressional authorization before using military force in Syria. There are serious questions about whether taking military action against Syria is in our national security interest and how the United States should respond to nations around the world who use chemical weapons against their own citizens. The Administration needs to make the case to Congress and the American people why military intervention is needed and clearly state the scope of the planned intervention. The decision to engage militarily is one of the most serious a member of Congress can make, and, although at this point I would not vote for military intervention, I plan to examine all of the evidence before making a decision.“