Local U.S. Senator Responds To President's Statement on Syria

By Emily Dwire - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

August 31, 2013 Updated Aug 31, 2013 at 11:40 PM EDT

INDIANA (21Alive) -- Indiana Senator Dan Coats issued a statement Saturday afternoon regarding the President’s decision to get congressional consent before taking military action in Syria.

Coats says, “The president's decision to set a 'red line' with Syria while failing to have a long-term strategy in place unfortunately has left the U.S. without any good options. I am pleased, however, that President Obama is seeking authorization from Congress for potential military action in Syria so the American people can have a voice in this debate. I will be traveling across Indiana next week to hear from Hoosiers so I can take their views back to Washington. I will continue to urge the administration to work with our friends and allies on a comprehensive strategy to address the broader challenges throughout the region.”

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