Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement tonight following President Obama’s address on Syria:
“After meeting with President Obama earlier today in the Capitol, and Vice President Biden in the White House situation room last night, I am pleased the President spoke directly to the American people tonight to lay out his strategy for the path ahead with Syria.
“A credible diplomatic solution at the United Nations is the best possible outcome for the United States and the world community. We must fully exhaust this developing opportunity before determining whether to authorize U.S. military action. I will closely follow the developments at the United Nations while continuing to review the classified intelligence and attend additional briefings this week to determine the best way forward.”