Patty in the News

"The use of chemical weapons, as well as conventional weapons, on innocent civilians in Syria is abhorrent and must end. However, as the recent past has taught us, we must be exceedingly cautious in making any decision that holds the possibility of entangling our nation in a long, drawn-out conflict. So while I have very serious concerns about any military action that would further strain our nation’s servicemembers and limited resources, I also know that, to this point, the President has only discussed considering limited, targeted actions.

"I have been in touch with senior White House officials and have made clear my concerns about repeating many of the mistakes of the past. I await the President’s decision and believe that we must continue to proceed with caution but with the clear goal of protecting innocent families from further attacks."