Nearly a week after he attracted widespread attention for voting "present" on a resolution to authorize a military strike against the Syrian government, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Tuesday came out against the measure.

“I cannot support the resolution that passed the Foreign Relations Committee to use force in Syria because it is too broad, the effects of a strike are too unpredictable, and because I believe we must give diplomatic measures that could avoid military action a chance to work," Markey said in a statement.