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McKeon Statement on Developments in Syria


Location: Washington, DC

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon made the following statement regarding recent developments in Syria:

"I share Americans' concern with the developing situation in Syria, and I am monitoring events there closely. Using chemical weapons against innocent civilians is unacceptable. No regime can be allowed to do so with impunity.

The President established a red line policy. I expect the Commander in Chief would consult with Congress in the days ahead as he considers the options available to him. Drawing red lines before you know what you are willing to do to back them up is folly, but now that American credibility is on the line, the President cannot fail to act decisively."

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