President Obama has sought the approval of Congress to carry-out an airstrike on Syria. Approval for military action was requested in a letter to the President by several members of the House of Representatives, including Congressman Sensenbrenner (R-WI). The House is expected to debate whether to carry out the strike when it reconvenes next week.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “President Obama set a red line for action in Syria and is now in denial. The actions by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime are reprehensible, but Congress did not set a red line for military action in Syria—President Obama did.  And his plan for military force will not help the Syrian people or promote the freedom or security of the United States.  Therefore, I oppose the President’s plan and intend to vote against it when it is considered by the House.”