Sen. Kay Hagan: Syria atrocities require ‘strong response’

The office of North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan released a statement on Saturday on President Obama’s decision to seek Congressional approval for military intervention. Sen. Hagen says without putting U.S. troops on the ground, the “atrocities in Syria require a strong response.” Full statement follows:

“It is shocking and deplorable that the Assad regime would use chemical weapons on its own people, and the international community cannot allow this to happen without serious consequences. I believe seeking Congressional authority is the appropriate way forward. Without putting American troops on the ground, the atrocities in Syria require a strong response that will prevent them from happening again and ensure that Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile does not fall into the hands of terrorists and further destabilize the Middle East.”


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