U.S. Representative Candice Miller issued the following statement Sunday regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria.
“Today I returned to the U.S. Capitol and received a classified briefing on the situation in Syria along with a number of my colleagues from the House of Representatives. I am now quite certain based on the information shared with us that the Assad Regime did use chemical weapons in the ongoing Syrian Civil War. It is my belief that the world must unite against such an assault on human dignity and join together to stop further such atrocities.
“If the last 12 years has taught us anything it is that the American military should not be used as the world’s police force, it should only be used to protect the American people and vital American interests. I am still not convinced that the unilateral use of American armed forces in the Syrian Civil War is in the vital national security interests of the United States. I also have grave concerns with the wording of the proposed resolution allowing the use of force which could be interpreted to be far less limited and much more open ended than the President has suggested.
“I will continue to diligently review all of the information put forward and listen to thoughts of my constituents as Congress moves forward in the debate over whether to allow the use of American armed forces in the Syrian Civil War, but at this point I do not believe the case has yet been made.”Miller, whose district includes Macomb County communities, issued a statement in late August citing unwillingness at the time to support American military involvement in the Syrian conflict without imminent threats to the United States.