Pittenger: President must consult on Syria
Aug 28, 2013
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August 28, 2013
CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER: PRESIDENT OBAMA MUST CONSULT CONGRESS BEFORE MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA
CHARLOTTE – This afternoon, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) sent a letter to President Obama, reminding the President of his Constitutional obligation to consult Congress before committing the U.S. military to action in Syria.
Signed by more than 90 additional U.S. Representatives, the letter announces that Congress is ready to reconvene at the President’s request.
As Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, Congressman Pittenger is focused on containing and neutralizing Syria’s large stockpile of chemical weapons and keeping these heinous weapons out of the hands of Al Qaida, Hezbollah, and Hamas.
While limited military action may be necessary following the recent use of chemical weapons by the Syrian military, Congressman Pittenger and his colleagues feel President Obama should first consult with Congress and our allies to ensure the action is targeted, surgical, and doesn’t draw the United States military into the Syrian civil war.
The text of Congressman Pittenger’s letter to President Obama is attached.