Democratic senator opposes Syria resolutionSeptember 10, 2013 @ 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts says he opposes the resolution that would allow President Barack Obama to order military strikes against Syria.
Markey, who replaced Secretary of State John Kerry, said in a statement Tuesday that the measure is too broad and the impact of any military action too uncertain. He said diplomatic measures should be given a chance to work.
Markey is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Last week, he voted present when the panel narrowly passed the resolution authorizing limited military strikes.
He said he has read the intelligence reports and has no doubt that the Syrian government is responsible for last month's chemical weapons attack. However, he said military strikes could undermine U.S. efforts in the Mideast.
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