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Ramsey Issues Statement on Syria, Obama Tweet

Statement from the office of Tennessee Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey; September 12, 2013:

Lt. Governor Ramsey issued the following statement to media outlets requesting further comment on yesterday’s social media posts seen on Facebook and Twitter.

“Every September 11 since that tragic Tuesday in 2001 has been a day of remembrance. We remember those who died, those who served and those who carry on. But we must also remember those who attacked us and why. The Syrian rebels connections to Al-Qaeda are well-established and well-known. I am proud to stand with leaders like Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Rand Paul against coming to the aid of our enemies, enemies who continue to hate our country from afar as they kill Christians in their own country.”

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Tracy: Senate Should Say ‘No’ to Obama on Syria Force Request

Press release from the Jim Tracy Campaign for U.S. Senate; September 4, 2013:

Murfreesboro, TN-Republican 4th district candidate Jim Tracy stated Wednesday that President Obama’s lack of a strategic plan for military force in Syria should result in a no vote.

“Based on what I have seen, I do not believe the President has outlined a compelling case or a coherent objective to Congress in his request for authorization to use military force in Syria,” said Tracy.

“There is no doubt the Assad regime’s willingness to use chemical weapons is unacceptable and that his growing dependence on Iran is a threat to stability in the Middle East. But President Obama’s weak and ineffective approach over the last few years in this part of the world continues to weaken our nation’s stature overseas,” said Tracy. “That weakened stature is why Assad ignored President Obama in the first place. The President “leads” from behind and when he inches toward action, he does so without a clear sense of purpose or an attainable conclusion. This administration, at this point in time, cannot be trusted with an authorization of military force in Syria. Congress should reject the President’s ill-conceived, ill-timed request.”

To learn more about Jim Tracy visit www.tracyfortn.com

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Corker Supports Foreign Relations Committee Resolution for Limited Force in Syria

Press release from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee;

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding committee passage of a limited authorization for the use of military force in Syria.

“None of us want the U.S. mired down in another conflict, so the committee has significantly limited the president’s original authorization, while still providing for an appropriate use of force in response to Assad’s use of chemical weapons. It prevents boots on the ground, limits the duration of any military action, and requires a progress report on the administration’s overall Syria policy,” said Corker. “As we now move to the full Senate, the American people deserve a full and open debate about U.S. interests in Syria.”