Cardin Dodges on Support for Military Action in Syria After Chemical Weapons Attack

‘I think the United States needs to work with international partners and it needs to be more than just considering a military option’

Cardin Dodges on Support for Military Action in Syria After Chemical Weapons Attack (The Washington Free Beacon)

Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.) dodged Monday morning when asked if he would support military action in Syria after the Assad regime again used chemical weapons.

CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked Cardin five times regarding whether the United States should take action. Each time, Cardin avoided directly answering, saying Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad must be "held accountable" without specifying how. Cardin said the United States should work with the United Nations and other countries on the matter.

Many in Congress have called for President Donald Trump to first receive an Authorization for Use of Military Force before conducting any military action in Syria. Camerota asked about Cardin's position on the use of military force, and he said Congress should discuss responses with the White House and the international community.

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