Delaware Senators Back Military Strike in Syria

Sep 3, 2013

Senator Tom Carper (D-De)
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Delaware’s two Democratic senators say they back military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the wake of evidence his regime used chemical weapons that left around 15-hundred civilians dead.

Senator Tom Carper said he tended to favor the President’s request to authorize military action adding that the U.S. goal should be aimed at weakening Assad and bolstering the moderate rebel forces.

Meanwhile, Senator Chris Coons called for decisive action because of the chemical weapons attack.

But he says he agrees with the President that this should not lead to any open-ended military commitment.

Finally, Congressman John Carney says he supports the president’s decision to request congressional approval for military action but is “extremely wary” of another overseas conflict.