Washington, D.C. – United States Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today voted in favor of a resolution to authorize military action in Syria as a direct response to the chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians.
"As commander in chief, President Obama already has the authority to conduct a limited strike such as the one he has asked Congress to authorize. This president's reasons for coming to Congress in this instance were political, not constitutional,” said Flake.
"I believe in a strong commander in chief who takes actions as warranted and stands by them, which is why I voted in favor of the resolution in committee. After reviewing both the classified and unclassified evidence, I am convinced that the Syrian regime did launch a chemical-weapons attack, and it is in our national interest that it faces the consequences."