Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, released the following statement in response to President Obama's address to the nation on Syria:
"Tonight, the President had one more prime opportunity to convince Americans why they should support his plan on Syria. Instead, Americans are left with more confusion and more questions that remain unanswered on what he hopes to accomplish. At a time when the leader of the free world should be leading the charge to build coalitions of other nations, this Administration has sadly exported the duties of diplomacy to Russian President Vladimir Putin. After tonight's speech, I remain opposed to military intervention in Syria, and I remain disheartened by the lack of leadership coming from this White House."