Rep. Coffman Not Ready To Support Military Strike In Syria

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Members of Congress are split over whether to use military force in Syria, and Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colorado, says he’s not ready to support a military strike.

Coffman told CBS4’s Howard Nathan that President Barack Obama has a tough sell ahead of him. He said he has to be convinced a U.S. military strike in Syria can prevent the Bashar Al-Assad government from using chemical weapons again.

“Well, there are no easy options,” Coffman said.

Coffman says the delay in striking Assad has wasted precious time.

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“The Assad government has had all the time in the world to move their assets around so they don’t present themselves as easy targets,” he said.

Coffman is not gung-ho for a strike. Not until it’s proven to him it would not lead to a protracted military engagement. He also wonders if Assad is chased from power…

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