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US Rep. Larson Holds Syria Town Hall

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Connecticut U.S. Representative John Larson says he doesn't believe the United States should go it alone in Syria following reports of a chemical weapons attack against its citizens.

The Democrat held a town hall meeting Monday in West Hartford to hear from constituents who voiced a range of opinions.

Larson himself says there should be a response to the regime of President Bashar Assad but the United States shouldn't act unilaterally. WFSB-TV reports Larson told the crowd he's not in favor of putting troops on the ground.

The Obama administration says more than 1,400 people were killed, including more than 400 children, in the chemical weapons attack. Obama asked Congress to authorize action.

Larson says Obama was right to take the matter to Congress.

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