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Ohio's Portman disavows Syria resolution on Senate floor
Ohio's GOP senator had been undecided
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Ohio's Sen. Portman has gone from undecided to opposed to the Syria resolution.
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Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he will not support military action in Syria. For Ohio Public Radio, WYSO's Emily McCord reports on Portman’s remarks on the Senate Floor today ahead of the President's address tonight.

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Strike first, strategy later. That’s how Sen. Portman characterized the resolution to give President Obama authority to attack Syria. And Portman told the Senate this morning he thinks military force is not the answer because it may not prevent future use of chemical weapons. Nor, said Portman, would it bring stability to Syria.

"The situation we face in Syria today is partly the result of a failed foreign policy. It’s time for a change of course. We need a comprehensive, long term strategy first, not a strike and then the promise of a strategy."

Ohio's other senator, Democrat Sherrod Brown, has not publicly taken a side on the resolution, yet.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators has passed an alternative resolution on Syria. It would direct the U.N. to confirm that chemical weapons were used. The U.N. would then remove those weapons. If that doesn’t happen, the president is authorized to use military force.

 

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