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Nelson: 'Appropriate' to take military action against Syria



Sen. Bill Nelson says he supports U.S. military action against Syria.

"There should be moral outrage over the use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Syria," the Florida Democrat said in a statement this morning. "At this point I believe it appropriate to take military action with NATO and our regional allies. Inaction would only lead to greater suffering and instability in the region and would further embolden Assad."

We have asked Sen. Marco Rubio for comment. In general, lawmakers are divided on what course to take, with some Democrats and Republicans opposing military involvement.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 11:28am]


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