Sen. Baldwin opposes military action in Syria

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin, speaks against military involvement in Syria

Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she opposes unilateral military action in Syria because “the use of chemical weapons is a global atrocity and it demands a global response.”

Baldwin spoke against a military strike Tuesday in a Senate floor speech.

The Democrat says she does not support getting the U.S. military in the middle of a brutal, years-long civil war. She says that won’t strengthen America’s national security.

President Barack Obama asked Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria after intelligence reports that the Assad’s government used chemical weapons against its own people.

Syria has since accepted a proposal from Russia, its most powerful ally, to give up its chemical weapons stockpile.