“The use of chemicals weapons on children and families is morally reprehensible and a grave war crime,” Gingrey said. “Given the gravity of the situation, President Obama should call on Congress to return to Washington. We must consider the next course of action and appropriate response together, and I stand ready to return immediately.”
Gingrey, who represents Georgia's 11th congressional district, was one of over one hundred members of Congress who sent a letter to President Obama reminding him that he needs congressional authorization "before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria."
The President appears to be forging ahead with plans to attack Syria, stating that "there need to be international consequences" for use of chemical weapons by Syrian government.
An investigation by the United Nations concluded that the Bashar al-Assad's regime used chemical weapons against Syrian people on August 21st.
For now, U.S. Congress is set to reconvene on September 9th.