Pelosi says Congress should debate Syria action

AP , Friday 7 Apr 2017

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling on Congress to immediately return to debate whether to authorize President Donald Trump to take military action against Syria.

Pelosi supports Trump's missile strike on a Syrian airfield in response to President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons attack against civilians.

But the California Democrat says in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan that "the American people are owed a comprehensive strategy with clear objectives."

The House departed Thursday for a more than two-week spring break, but Pelosi wants lawmakers to "debate any decision to place our men and women in uniform in harm's way."

Ryan's office says he has no plans yet to reconvene the House.

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