Rep. Gosar Addresses Syria on House Floor

Sep 10, 2013 Issues: Foreign Affairs

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2013


Contact: Orlando Watson

  Rep. Gosar Addresses Syria on House Floor     

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spoke on the House floor today to address the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Syria.

Last night, Congressman Gosar held a tele-townhall and heard from his constituents on the issue. The people calling overwhelmingly opposed any intervention by the United States in the Syrian Civil War. Rep. Gosar noted “For the first time since he was elected, President Obama has united all Americans, from all parties and all walks of life, against his plans for military aggression in Syria.”

Below is the video and transcript of Rep. Gosar’s floor speech.



Thank you Mr. Speaker.

This week all eyes are upon us as we debate the use of force in Syria.

This decision is one that shouldn’t be made lightly as ultimately there are many factors to be weighed.
Make no mistake, what has been happening in Syria is truly a human tragedy. The nation has been torn apart by civil war.

And, it is without a doubt that Assad is not a friend or an ally of ours.

But things are very complicated. A large number of those who oppose the Assad Regime are affiliated with al-Qaeda. 

In the case of Syria, Assad and the rebels, it cannot be said that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

In this dangerous civil war the enemy of our enemy is still and will always be our enemy.

It is this dynamic which has led to the overwhelming response of people throughout my district and our nation to say without an imminent threat to national security, without a plan, without a goal and without unified international support from our allies we must stay out of Syria.

Thank you.