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Dem Senator Demands Airstrikes In Syria: 'We Must Go After ISIS Right Away'

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“This will ensure there’s no question that the president has the legal authority he needs to use airstrikes in Syria,” Nelson said in a statement. “Let there be no doubt, we must go after ISIS right away because the U.S. is the only one that can put together a coalition to stop this group that’s intent on barbaric cruelty.”

Nelson's office said he plans to introduce the legislation as soon as possible once Congress returns from recess next week.

Steven Joel Sotloff, the second U.S. journalist reportedly killed by the group, grew up in Florida, Nelson's home state, according to NBC News.