Griffin on Possible Military Action Against Syria

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement that he would seek Congressional authorization for military action against Syria:

“The President is required by statute and the Constitution to obtain the approval of Congress before military action in Syria.  I am encouraged to see the President will seek our counsel and approval.  Many of my constituents and I are deeply skeptical of the President's stated desire to launch an attack on Syria.  I look forward to hearing the President's case and reviewing the intelligence.  However, the President has a lot of work to do to convince Arkansans and me that U.S. military action is appropriate in this instance.”