State Lawmakers Split On Syrian Involvement

Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais, R-Jasper, has introduced legislation that would forbid U.S. military involvement in Syria, Nashville Public Radio reports. It’s the opposite position of fellow Republican, Sen. Bob Corker, who has been outspoken in support of pressing for a more active role in Syria. U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, along with Republicans representatives Diane Black, Jimmy Duncan and Phil Roe have expressed reservations about increased U.S. involvement. Sen. Lamar Alexander says U.S. intervention is likely, but the administration should consult with congress first. And he said the president should avoid getting U.S. forces involved in another war in the Middle East.