Gohmert to Obama: Seek OK on Syria action

Gohmert to Obama: Seek OK on Syria action
Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 8:35pm

The congressman from Northeast Texas believes President Barack Obama should not take any military action against Syria without the approval of lawmakers in Washington.

In a letter sent Wednesday to the president and again Thursday while guest-hosting the Washington Watch radio program, Rep. Louie Gohmert argued Congress should be behind any military action in the wake of possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

“You have to define how doing anything helps the United States, because lest we forget, your oath, my oath, the president’s oath all is to the United States, and we really seem to have lost sight of that,” Gohmert, R-Tyler, said on the radio show. “We could get into another world war here, just by launching missiles. I don’t think that will happen, but I am not sure that has been adequately weighed out. ... You have Russia, China has made statements about involvement, you have Germany coming and weighing in, you have Turkey on the side of the rebels. …

“All these potentially entangling alliances, and this could turn in to a disaster all emanating from a country where we have no national security interest.”

The comments came during a discussion with Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla.

Bridenstine’s segment ended with an exchange between him and Gohmert.

Read more at The Longview News Journal.

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