Chairman Garrett Statement on Possible Military Intervention in Syria

Aug 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), founder and Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, issued the following statement regarding a possible United States military intervention in Syria. 

“Any time our servicemen and women are sent into combat, the president must receive authorization from Congress.  The United States Congress has the sole authority to send the American military into combat—not the United Nations or any other international institutions.  Engaging our military in Syria without prior congressional authorization—when no direct threat to the United States exists—would violate the separation of powers clearly outlined by the Constitution.  If President Obama thinks it is in the best interest of the United States to intervene militarily in Syria, he must come to Congress and seek authorization.”