Brooks is concerned the conflict will spill over into Israel, the U.S.’s greatest ally in the Middle East.
“There are refugees pouring into Jordan and Turkey,” she said. “We must pay attention to this and have a plan. It’s an atrocity; I’m concerned with Iran backing Syria. The real threat to the U.S. is Iran.”
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-4th District, said based on current information, he is not supportive of intervention in Syria.
“I do not believe there is an imminent threat to the United States,” he said. “The president must consult and make his case to Congress for authorization to engage in this internal conflict that has entangled the entire region.”
Rokita said a regime change in Syria will be worse than the internal strife in Egypt and would destabilize Syria’s neighbors.
“I am particularly concerned that Syria and Iran could attack Israel if we attack Syria,” he said. “The situation remains ever fluid and I will continue to monitor events as they unfold, but this issue must be debated in Congress before action is authorized.”