WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the President’s address, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor released the following response reaffirming his opposition to taking military action in Syria.
“I oppose President Obama’s plan to take military action in Syria. The President has still not established a compelling national security interest, clearly defined a mission that has a definitive end-state, or built a true coalition of allies that would actively participate in any action we take. However, it now looks as if the U.S. may lead an international effort to peacefully dispose of Syria’s chemical weapons. I can support this effort if it is verifiable and if we can trust that Syria’s chemical weapons will be destroyed and not fall into the hands of terrorists.”
Senator Pryor’s response can be found here: