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September 02, 2013

Corker: "American people deserve to hear more from the administration" on Syria

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee plans a hearing Tuesday, starting at 2:30 p.m. on the Syria situation.

Monday, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the committee's top Republilcan, offered a preview of his views. Corker has been a backer of limited strikes.

“Congress’s role in U.S. military force has too often been abdicated to presidential authority, so I look forward to a vigorous debate on this important authorization,” said Corker.

“The American people deserve to hear more from the administration about why military action in Syria is necessary, what it will achieve and how it will be sufficiently limited to keep the U.S. from being drawn further into the Syrian conflict.

"Now that the president has decided to use force and seek authorization, he must immediately use every resource appropriate in making his case to the public before this potentially defining vote in Congress.”


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