The Wisconsin delegation in Congress is nearly unanimous in praising the decision of the Obama administration to bring the question of striking Syria over chemical weapons use before Congress. While some have been more vocally skeptical than others, here is what the Wisconsin delegation has said about Syria and a potential strike.
 

Sen. Ron Johnson (R)

"I’m highly concerned. I mean this president, by not leading, has really backed America into a corner. So, you know, if in the end he gets approval by Congress it will probably be because of that, I think Congress will have a responsibility that America doesn’t lose credibility. I am hoping that through these hearings, through this discussion with the American people, the president can make a strong case and that we can get America behind him and behind the actions that, quite honestly, nobody wants to take.But America is a world superpower, if we don’t lead, very bad things happen, this world becomes a far more dangerous place." September 3, 2013, CNBC

 
 
 Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D)
 
Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Obama "must make a strong and convincing case to the American people and consult with Congress before we lead or join any international military response."
 
Baldwin called the chemical weapons attack "morally reprehensible and a serious violation of long standing international law. As such, I believe that our response must not be a unilateral response, but rather a response achieved and supported by a broad international coalition. It is imperative that the president continue to work to build that international coalition." – August 29, 2013 Sheboygan Press 
 
 
 
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-01)
 
"The President has some work to do to recover from his grave missteps in Syria. He needs to clearly demonstrate that the use of military force would strengthen America’s security. I want to hear his case to Congress and to the American people." - September 3, 2013 Statement
 
 
 
 
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-02)
 
"After returning to DC for the classified briefing on Syria, I believe a strong discussion occurred today, however I am still not convinced that there is a compelling national security interest that necessitates a military response, solely or largely born by the United States. We need to engage the international community to find the appropriate response to the use of chemical weapons, and to do so will require a much broader discussion with all proper options given full consideration. The use of chemical weapons is completely unacceptable, but this is an issue that is best addressed by the international community. I look forward to reviewing the United Nations report as we move forward in this discussion." September 1, 2013 Statement
 
 
 
 Rep. Ron Kind (D-03
 
"While Kind understands the need to send the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a message that such actions violate the "norms of decency" and stray from "what civilized nations are supposed to conform to," the La Crosse Democrat said he wouldn’t want the conflict to escalate into a full-scale war.
 
"I don’t want to see us dragged into another conflict, and this has the potential of a quagmire with no exit strategy after a decade of two long wars that’s taken its toll on our troops and our national Treasury," Kind said in a meeting with Leader-Telegram editors. "We can’t afford another prolonged military engagement in the Middle East." Eau Claire Leader Telegram, August 27, 2013
 
 
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-04)
 
"I will continue to fully review the recent intelligence regarding the chemical attacks in Syria. I look forward to engaging in a comprehensive and productive debate on whether the United States should take military action." September 2, 2013 Statement
 
 
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-05)
 
Signed an August 28 letter requesting President Obama seek congressional authorization before military action against Syria. No statements since.
 
 
 
Rep. Tom Petri (R-06)
 
"I’m glad the president made the right decision to consult Congress before taking military action in Syria," Petri said after the president’s announcement. "I will be carefully reviewing what the president puts forward to Congress next week." Fon du Lac Reporter, September 1, 2013
 
 
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-07)
 
Signed an August 28 letter requesting President Obama seek congressional authorization before military action against Syria. No statements since.
 
 
 
Rep. Reid Ribble (R-08) 
 
Ribble continues to oppose military intervention, but he said he looks forward to hearing Obama’s case in classified briefings once he returns to Washington. "As I’ve said all along, I will go into these briefings open minded, and then I will make a decision on it," he said. – Fon du Lac Reporter, September 1, 2013