Aug 30 2013
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on Syria after a secure briefing from the White House.
“I am deeply concerned by the use of chemical weapons in Syria against innocent people, but after over a decade of war in the Middle East, there needs to be compelling evidence that there is an imminent threat to the security of the American people or our allies before any military action is taken. I do not believe that this situation meets that threshold. I implore the President to immediately call Congress back to Washington and engage in a serious debate on this issue before any military action is taken.”