WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller’s office said Tuesday the senior senator would be part of briefings this week given to the Senate Intelligence Committee in connection with the situation in Syria and possible military action from the United States.
Rockefeller spokesman Andrew Beckner issued the following statement:
“Senator Rockefeller is closely following the situation in Syria. He is reviewing the information provided by the White House and plans to attend classified briefings of the Senate Intelligence Committee this week. He has focused on Syria throughout the conflict, particularly in recent months, and is in close contact with top advisors. The Senator firmly believes that any vote to authorize the use force of must be based on careful consideration of all the facts, as well as a full vetting of the accuracy of the underlying intelligence.”