Greater Chattanooga area lawmakers react to Obama's speech on Syria attack
September 1, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.
| Updated September 1, 2013 at 2:57 p.m.
The U.S.S. Ramage is one of four U.S. Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea waiting for a possible order to launch weapons against Syria. The United States and its allies accuse Syrian President Bashar Assad of allegedly using deadly chemical weapons, possibly including sarin gas, to kill hundreds of Syrians.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
"I am very pleased that the president has listened to the suggestion we and many others have made to bring this authorization to Congress. At this point in our country's history, this is absolutely the right decision, and I look forward to seeing what the administration brings forward and to a vigorous debate on this important authorization.