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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Isakson Statement on Authorization of Military Action Against Syria

'If we fail to take strong action against Syria for this horrendous attack, then we are sending a signal to Syria as well as to Iran and North Korea that they are accountable to no one'

ATLANTA, GA -- U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., issued the following statement Saturday in response to the president announcing he will ask Congress for authorization to use military action against Syria for the Aug. 21, 2013, chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds of citizens. Congress is scheduled to be in session in Washington on Sept. 9, and the president is not asking Congress to come back earlier to debate this issue.

“It is appropriate for the president to seek authorization from Congress, although I wish he would have called us back to vote on this immediately rather than waiting until Sept. 9. I support the use of military action in Syria. If we fail to take strong action against Syria for this horrendous attack, then we are sending a signal to Syria as well as to Iran and North Korea that they are accountable to no one.”

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