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Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, and Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fort Myers, released statements today after President Barack Obama called for approval from Congress before authorizing military action in Syria.
“I agree with the decision to seek Congressional approval before taking military action in Syria. And I believe Congress should return to Washington immediately and begin to debate this issue,” Rubio said. “The United States should only engage militarily when it is pursuing a clear and attainable national security goal. Military action taken simply to send a message or save face does not meet that standard.”
Nelson said he supports military action in Syria immediately.
"The president wants to put to rest any doubt the American people may have. I support the president's decision. But as far as I’m concerned, we should strike in Syria today," he said in a statement. "The use of chemical weapons was inhumane, and those responsible should be forced to suffer the consequences."
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Radel said that before making a judgement call, he intends to return to Washington D.C. for “extensive classified briefings.”
"The administration needs to make its case, putting #AmericaFirst. They will also need to answer questions on the national security threat facing America, how we prevent our troops from getting dragged into a civil war, and how we are going to prevent the loss of American lives,” Radel said. "Finally, the Administration must lay out a plan, the end goal and an exit strategy."