Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the chairman of the House intelligence committee, has called on the U.S. government to act on the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical warfare, The Hill has reported.
Brendan Sasso writes the call came after the White House reported it has evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s administration used chemical weapons against its people.
President Barack Obama previously said the use of chemical weapons would cross a “red line.”
Rogers pressed the federal government to be decisive, saying that other countries are watching how the U.S. will respond to the issue.
“The options aren’t huge, but some action needs to be taken,” he said.
Sasso says the White House’s report sparked calls for more U.S. support for opposition forces who want to remove Assad from power, but the Obama administration has been cautious and said it needs more evidence.
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