Senator Thune's Response to U.S. Military Action on Syria
President Barack Obama is seeking world leaders' backing fora U.S. led strike on Syria, however Russia, China and even the European Union is providing some opposition saying it's too early for military action.
During Thursday’s G20 summit dinner, officials say President Obama is expected to look for support from leaders but not necessarily military cooperation.
Thursday’s meeting is also hoping to increase the pressure on lawmakers back at home as they continue to debate authorizing a strike.
At a town hall meeting Thursday afternoon at the School of Mines,US Senator John Thune says he is still undecided on the matter and it's up to President Obama to make an effective argument.
“My view is I want to know what the President's objectives are. I want to make sure they are clear objectives and I want to know that he has a clear plan to achieve those objectives and what that entails. Those are the things that I think are going to have to convince me and other members of congress but also to persuade the American people,” says Senator Thune.