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Sen. Cornyn, Several Lawmakers Briefed on Plans for Syria
Updated: Tuesday, September 10 2013, 10:20 AM CDT
Texas Senator John Cornyn and other members of Congress spoke to the media Tuesday morning following a bipartisan meeting with President Barack Obama about Syria.
Cornyn released a statement, saying there were many questions left unanswered, and that President Obama should explain to America the national interests at stake when it comes Syria.
The president has said several times in the past week he wants to send a message to Syria, that using chemical weapons against civilians is unacceptable, but he has said he wants to do it, without sending troops. He has talked about possibly using missiles, and it was reported yesterday that several U.S. military ships were moved closer to Syria.
The United Nations says the two-year civil war has caused two million people to flee the country, half of them just in the past six months, and another four million are without homes.
Congress will have its first chance to officially vote on a plan when it returns from the summer break next week, but there are some lawmakers who don't want to wait that long.