Representative Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security committee’s subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, thinks the United States must take military action in Syria.
“The use of chemical weapons does cross a line and we have to send a clear signal that’s not tolerated,” King tells National Review Online in an interview. “I would say cruise missiles. I would not put American troops on the ground.”
“If Iran is going to take us seriously, we have to show that we’re willing to take action against Syria,” King says.
King says he has not been contacted by the White House, and does not agree President Obama needs congressional authorization to pursue action against Syria.