Sen. McConnell Yet to Make Decision on Syria Strike


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Senator Mitch McConnell stopped in Bowling Green Wednesday to speak at the Rotary Club meeting.

He was delivering a state of Washington address that covered many topics.

However, the first question from Rotarians was all about Syria.

"I haven't made a final decision yet, let me just talk about the middle east a minute and how that fits into the picture," said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.

McConnell then talked about the political scene in the middle east and addressed the situation from many sides.

While McConnell hasn't made a decision yet, he did say he supported both the Afghan and Iraq war, but he's taking his time on this decision.

"Certainly we need to be careful about doing it. I don't think anyone supports putting any american military personnel there at all. So, then that leaves you the question of what kind of impact can you have short of boots on the ground," said McConnell.

McConnell did mention Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky and how he's taken the lead against any military action.

"Sometime in the coming days, I'll announce what i'm going to do. Now, Sen. Paul is going to be the leader to the opposition of this, I think I can accurately state his position. It's probably the position of most of you, that this is not a matter that affects america's national security. He's going to be the leader and the most articulate person for that point of view," said McConnell.

Regardless of where you stand, America will likely have its decision next week.

The democratic-led senate chamber is expected to pass the measure, but the outcome is not as clear for the republican-led house.


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