Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been a staunch supporter military action against Syria after their dictator, Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. However, he made it clear that he doesn’t support U.S. boots on the ground.
In fact, the Senator went so far as to say he would move to impeach President Obama if he in fact did send U.S. forces into Syria.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. John McCain warns President Barack Obama could face impeachment if he decides to put “boots on the ground” in Syria.
The Republican Arizona senator made the comments to KFYI Thursday following a spirited town hall in Phoenix that focused on Syria.
“The fact is [Syrian President] Bashar Assad has massacred 100,000 people. The conflict is spreading … The Russians are all in, the Iranians are all in, and it’s an unfair fight,” McCain told KFYI’s Mike Broomhead. “And no one wants American boots on the ground. Nor will there be American boots on the ground because there would be an impeachment of the president if they did that.”
McCain also slammed Obama for calling on Congress to authorize a U.S. military strike against Assad’s forces.
“The president has bungled this beyond belief,” McCain stated. “Announced that he’s going to strike and then say, ‘No, I’m going to the American Congress.’ I can’t believe how badly he’s mishandled this issue.”