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Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s Address to the Nation on Syria

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the President’s address to the nation on Syria this evening:

“Tonight, President Obama made a principled presentation to the American people as to how the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons impacts our national security and why the regime must be held responsible for the reprehensible gassing of more than a thousand people, including hundreds of children.

“The President using the credible threat of American military action to bring diplomatic solutions back to the table demonstrates the strength of his leadership and his willingness to exhausting every remedy before the use of force.

“As the Obama Administration continues to pursue a diplomatic resolution, the President justly made clear tonight that the threat of military action remains on the table as we continue to work to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction, a pillar of our national security.”