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Cornyn Won't Support Syria Military Strike At This Time
Updated: Tuesday, September 10 2013, 10:20 AM CDT
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Monday he will not vote for a military strike against Syria unless he receives a lot more information from the Obama Administration.
This weekend President Obama said he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action.
"I am very concerned. At least so far, I haven't heard a plan that I can support," says Cornyn.
The Texas Republican says the main reason he won't support a strike is a lack of information. But he also added that he is "willing to take the President up on his offer to have this conversation to review the classified intelligence and to make an informed decision, but that case has not been made yet."
Cornyn said it is important that the President make his case for a strike on Syria, not only with Congress but the American people.
"When you fire a shot, that doesn't mean that you'll be the only one shooting," he said. "We need to know what the consequences will be particularly with countries like Iran. So this is a very serious matter."
He says the last thing anyone wants is to get the United States engaged in a war in the Middle East without enough information.