Gillibrand: Syria Resolution Is ‘Too Broad’

Count Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) among the Senate Democrats who believe the White House’s draft resolution for military action in Syria is not specific enough.

In a statement to TPM, Gillibrand’s office said that the senator plans to “study the final language which was too broad as originally proposed.”

Gillibrand is a member of the key Armed Services Committee, which will hold a classified Wednesday hearing on the use of military force in Syria.

The language of any war resolution has become one of many sticking points in the burgeoning debate about U.S. military intervention in Syria. Staff for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) are reportedly working on a new resolution, which, according to Politico, would likely place a time limit on any action and prevent the use of ground troops except in rescue situations.

For its part, the White House has said it is open to revised language in the resolution.

Correction: This post previously stated that Gillibrand is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. She serves on the Armed Services Committee.

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