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Local Congressional leaders talk Syria

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As the bloodshed in Syria continues, and the United States gets closer to taking action, local Congressional leaders are weighing in.

13abc caught up with Congressman Bob Latta Tuesday, who calls the violence a travesty.

"They're using gas against their own people and we can't allow that to continue," Latta said.  "We can't allow that to happen."

Representative Latta also says President Obama should not act until he speaks to Congress.

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur agrees.  In a statement, she tells 13abc, "whatever action the Administration takes, let it be with the full consultation of Congress.  Action toward Syria, inside her borders, will have consequences and the situation is complex."

Some experts say if the U.S. acts, retaliation is inevitable.

"There might be retaliation in Israel or retaliation in other places in the world by terrorist groups," Political Science professor at BGSU, Marc Simon, said.

He also says he expects some sort of military response to happen by the end of the week.  This coming after a suspected chemical weapons attack killed hundreds of innocent people.

 

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