Fischer concerned any Syrian conflict may also include Russia

Another round of closed-door meetings is on tap today in Washington, as the Obama administration tries to build support in Congress for a military strike on Syria. The Senate Foreign Relations committee voted 10-to-7 yesterday in favor of a resolution authorizing military action. It would be limited in duration to 90 days, and American ground troops couldn't be sent into combat.

Appearing on PBS NewsHour yesterday, Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Armed Services Committee said the president needs to make his case. Fischer says she hasn't ruled anything out yet, but added she is learning more and more every day about the situation.

Fischer says she just learned Wednesday that the Russians are likely supplying Assad with chemical weapons, and the U.S. must consider whether any conflict with Syria will also involve Russia.

The Russians say any U.S. strike on Syria's atomic facilities might cause a nuclear catastrophe.




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