Congressman Ed Whitfield on Syria
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today made the following statement regarding military action in Syria.
“I will not support President Obama’s request to authorize missile strikes in Syria. The President has not adequately explained the ultimate goal of such strikes beyond punishing Assad and strengthening the opposition forces. In the absence of a meaningful, clearly defined objective, I am not willing to risk the unintended consequences that may arise from the President’s request.”