Rick Santorum opposes Syria resolution

September 5, 2013

Another potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate has lined up against the use of military action in Syria.

Former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who last year supported intervening in Syria, is set to release the following statement Thursday:

"There are no good outcomes here. An al Qaeda-run Syria is no better than an Assad-Iran-Hezbollah-run Syria. What is happening there is tragic, but it is not in the United States' best interest to intervene with a military strike. I urge my former colleagues in the House and Senate to defeat any measure calling for the use of force in Syria."

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have all opposed military action in Syria, with Rubio voting against it in the Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

Santorum finished second in the 2012 GOP primary and is preparing for another potential run.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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