Ron Johnson and Gwen Moore weigh in on Syria
MILWAUKEE -- Senator Ron Johnson and Congresswoman Gwen Moore both said on Friday that when the President addresses the nation next week he'll have to explain why the unraveling situation in Syria is in the national security interests of America.
Johnson explained that Syria has two million pounds of chemical weapons and precursors, which in the wrong hands, like Al-Qaeda or Hezbollah, can be very dangerous.
That being said, the Republican Senator voted against action in Syria on Wednesday. He said an arm and shame strategy would be effective.
Arm and shame would mean arming rebels and shaming supporters of Syrian leader Bashar Hafez al-Assad.
Johnson admitted that there many questions in this situation and the answers are difficult to get, but added that a strike by America would take the focus off of the war crimes committed in the country by Assad.
Congresswoman Moore said that she is also not eager to go to war, she is still exploring all options.
Moore said she needs to hear something of substance from the President Tuesday night.