U.S. shouldn't get involved in or take action against Syria, Bevin says

08/30/2013 06:42 PM

The conditions in Syria — even in light of mounting evidence that the government used chemical weapons against its own people — don’t warrant the United States getting involved with military action, said Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin.

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Americans might be tired of getting involved in wars. But he said that does not absolve the United States of responsibility.

President Barack Obama also held a press conference Friday to say he has not made a final decision on what to do in Syria but that the action will be “narrow and limited.” Obama said he is not considering a boots on the ground approach.

Bevin told the National Review in a July interview that when it comes to intervening in Syria, “we don’t have a dog in that hunt.”

In an interview with Pure Politics, Bevin said the kind of policing the United States has been doing around the world for decades is unconstitutional.

“We need to start upholding the constitution of the United States and stop wasting our greatest treasures which are our young people and our dollars on these kind of incursions in other people’s business,” Bevin said (in the interview below).

Several Republicans in Kentucky’s federal delegation have also warned against getting involved in Syria, including U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie of Northern Kentucky.

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