Sen. Baldwin opposes military action in Syria
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she opposes unilateral military action in Syria because "the use of chemical weapons is a global atrocity and it demands a global response."
Baldwin spoke against a military strike Tuesday in a Senate floor speech.
The Democrat says she does not support getting the U.S. military in the middle of a brutal, years-long civil war. She says that won't strengthen America's national security.
President Barack Obama asked Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria after intelligence reports that the Assad's government used chemical weapons against its own people.
Syria has since accepted a proposal from Russia, its most powerful ally, to give up its chemical weapons stockpile.