LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Congressman Tim Griffin issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement that he would seek Congressional authorization for military action against Syria:
“The President is required by statute and the Constitution to obtain the approval of Congress before military action in Syria.
I am encouraged to see the President will seek our counsel and approval.
Many of my constituents and I are deeply skeptical of the President's stated desire to launch an attack on Syria.
I look forward to hearing the President's case and reviewing the intelligence.
However, the President has a lot of work to do to convince Arkansans and me that U.S. military action is appropriate in this instance.”
Congress is expected to debate the issue when they return to Washington, D.C. on September 9th.
We'll have more reactions as they arrive.
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