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Sen. Franken’s Statement on Syria

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) issued the following statement in light of President Obama's remarks on seeking Congressional approval on military action in Syria:

"There are no good options on Syria. But as I've said, the use of chemical weapons to kill over a thousand people and injure many more is a horrendous act, and there have to be consequences for that. Whatever action the United States takes, it has to be limited action. This can't be an open-ended commitment, and it definitely should not lead to American boots on the ground. Congress now has an important role to play, and I look forward to participating in a vigorous debate about the use of force and the best interests of our country."

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