Appearing on Hannity last night, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) vowed to do everything within his power to prevent the Obama administration from going forth with military strikes against Syria.
Reiterating his belief that Obama should ask Congress for authorization on any imminent plans for air strikes against Syria’s Assad regime, Paul asserted to Fox’s Sean Hannity that it likely won’t happen because of the administration’s “fear of being defeated” by a vote.
“The American people are not excited by a new war,” the senator explained. “We’re horrified by people gassing their own citizens; we’d like to know who did it, which side did it. But we’re not excited to get into a new war right now.”
And so, he vowed, “I will do everything I can to stop the president. We should not engage in a war; and we shouldn’t engage in it in an unconstitutional fashion.”
Paul posited that American intervention would only lead to the imposition of a new “Islamic regime,” that would violate human rights at a level similar to what Assad has done thus far. “That’s not the kind of thing that I want to send our young boys and girls to live and die for,” he concluded, “to impose some kind of Islamic regime on Syria.”
Watch below, via Fox:
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