Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th), released this statement regarding President Barack Obama’s push asking Congress to approve military intervention in Syria:
“President Obama was absolutely right in setting a red line against the use of weapons of mass destruction by (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad. The United States has the only true ability to prevent the use and proliferation of such weapons,” said Moran. “Abdicating this responsibility will only allow for their deployment to become the new norm.”
“Now it is up to one of the most divisive, least productive Congresses in history to authorize an intervention and protect the credibility and viability of a U.S. response to Assad's horrific crimes against humanity,” said Moran.
Congress goes back into session on Sept. 9.