McIntyre Statement on Syria

U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding the situation in Syria and the upcoming Congressional debate and vote on use of military force. 

"It is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to provide for the common defense of our citizens, our communities and our country. The recent actions in Syria raise very serious concerns regarding the use of chemical weapons, and it is appropriate that any potential military response be discussed with and debated by Congress.  As this debate moves forward, the important question to be answered is whether our involvement in a foreign country's civil war meets the threshold of endangering our own national security."