As President Obama tries to find support for launching missiles into Syria, Pennsylvania Sixth District Congressman has made a public statement about the idea of bombing Syria.
Gerlach is opposed to bombing Syria, at least for now.
Gerlach posted this statement on his Facebook page late Thursday:
to all of those in the District weighing in on the situation in Syria.
In the coming days, Congress will consider and debate the President’s
request for authorization for the use of military force in Syria in
accordance with the War Powers Resolution.
As part of this request, I
believe that the President must set forth explicit and detailed
justification for U.S. military action, including how such action
involves our vital national interest, the objectives that such military
action would seek to achieve, and a strategy to address the escalating
violence in Syria and the potential long-term impact that military
action may have on the U.S. and our allies in the region.
that Congress and the American public deserve complete and honest
answers to these serious questions before any decisions can be made on
the use of U.S. military force in Syria. And until Congress and the
American public receive these answers, I will remain opposed to our
military involvement in Syria. What do you think? Should the U.S. bomb Syria in response to gas attacks that the Obama Administration blames on Syrian dictator Asaad?
Tell us in the comments section at the bottom of this article.