Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who chairs the Senate's Foreign Appropriations Committee, says there is no doubt that an effort to remove chemical weapons from Syria through diplomatic and not military means is a better solution to the crisis, but he says it won't be easy.
“We’re still a long way from having this thing settled,” said Leahy. “The Russians are never the best partners on things especially with President Putin but it is a step.”
Congressman Peter Welch has been skeptical about the President’s plan to use limited air strikes against Syria to punish the Syrian government for using chemical weapons.
That’s why he strongly supports an effort to have the United Nations Security Council adopt a resolution that condemns the use of chemical weapons and sets a deadline for Syrian President Assad to turn the weapons over to the United Nations.