WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement after President Obama's address to the nation on Syria:
"When any country chooses to ignore the international norms against chemical weapons, they make a deeply immoral decision with worldwide implications and put American security at risk. There is no doubt that our nation is incredibly, and justifiably, weary of war after the last 10 years. But we must realize that we wouldn't be seeing the latest diplomatic progress were it not for the credible threat of military force. So while I remain hopeful for a diplomatic solution, I agree with the president that the end goal of our efforts should be that chemical weapons are never used again. Not by Syria, not by anyone."
Senator Heinrich, who serves on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to his constituents yesterday about his decision to support a resolution authorizing President Obama to use military force in Syria.