Levin Statement After Syria Briefing

Sep 1, 2013 Issues: Foreign Affairs

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following statement after attending a classified briefing on Syria:    

"Today's classified briefing of Members of Congress spelled out what is behind the publicly released report that the Syrian Government carried out a major chemical weapons attack on August 21 involving a nerve agent. That assessment is being derived from multiple sources.  I support Congress being asked to vote.  The Syrian Government has crossed a red line set out not only by the President but over many years by human society.  The Congress must respond and I will vote in favor of a response that is targeted and focused."