Corker Statement on President Obama Asking for Congressional Authorization for U.S. Military Action in Syria
Saturday, August 31, 2013
U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after President Obama asked for congressional authorization to take military action against the Assad regime in Syria.
“I am very pleased that the president has listened to the suggestion we and many others have made to bring this authorization to Congress. At this point in our country’s history, this is absolutely the right decision, and I look forward to seeing what the Administration brings forward and to a vigorous debate on this important authorization. Further, now that the president has decided to use force and seek authorization, it is imperative that he immediately begins using every ounce of his energy to make his case to the American people,” said Corker.