Heitkamp: I Cannot Support Senate Syria Resolution


Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said in a Monday statement that she does not support the current Senate authorization for military action in Syria.

“I still believe we need to have an open and honest discussion on the Senate floor about the potential use of force in Syria,” Heitkamp said. “However, after all these meetings, I still have serious concerns.  I cannot support the current Senate resolution to authorize force at this time.”

Heitkamp and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who also said he opposes the current resolution, are working on an alternative that would give Syrian President Bashar al-Assad 45 days to sign an international chemical weapons ban and begin turning over his regime’s chemical weapons stockpile.

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