Gardner Statement on the Conflict in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following President Obama’s remarks on possible U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) issued the following statement: 

"I am glad that President Obama has decided to seek Congressional approval before any military action is taken in Syria. Allegations of chemical weapons use are extremely troubling, but the Constitution rightfully requires that any action taken by the US military receive Congressional approval.

"Committing to place our men and women in harms way is not something to be taken lightly. I will weigh the full evidence available and make a determination once I believe I have the information necessary to make an informed decision in the best interests of the United States."

###

Congressman Gardner is a member in the U.S. House of Representatives serving Colorado's 4th Congressional District. He sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the following Subcommittees: Communications and Technology, Energy and Power, and Oversight and Investigations.

213 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4676