Corker: ‘I Do Think Action Is Going To Occur’ Militarily Against Syria

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on  June 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor on June 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON  — The ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a “surgical” U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee tells NBC’s “Today” show Monday that “I do think action is going to occur” militarily in response to the purported chemical weapons use last week in a Damascus suburb.

Corker says the Obama administration “feels like there’s no question chemicals were used” and says it is seeking to rally its NATO allies to support a military response.

He adds, quote, “I think it should be surgical, it should be proportional. It should be responsive to what happened on the ground.”

But Corker also said, “I think we can get that right without us getting mired in a conflict.”

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