August 28, 2013

In Case You Missed It: Corker Again Urges Administration to Seek Congressional Approval for Surgical, Proportional Action in Syria

WASHINGTON - In an interview on CNN’s “OutFront,” U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, called on President Obama to call Congress back to Washington to seek approval for possible surgical, proportional military action in Syria. 

“[T]he administration has consulted and we have been aggressive, candidly, about being consulted…. I do think we would be so much better off if the administration would come to Congress, call everybody back and let Congress authorize this activity,” said Corker.

In terms of the U.S. foreign policy goals in Syria, Corker said, “I don’t want what we may be getting ready to do with Syria to take us away from the stated strategy and policy of insuring that we don't get directly involved in any kind of quagmire relative to civil war. I think what the president is proposing, a surgical, proportional strike, is called for here assuming the intelligence briefing that I get justify those actions.”

To view the full interview, click here.