September 12th, 2013

Sen. Tammy Baldwin: “Great chance” diplomacy will work in Syria

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) told “New Day” Anchor Kate Bolduan that there is a “great chance” diplomacy will work in Syria, she would not support unilateral military action if diplomacy failed and President Putin’s Op-Ed is “really a lot of bluster.”

“I think we do have good odds of this being successful,” Senator Baldwin said.  “It may not be pretty in getting there, but I think that we do have a great chance because the whole world, right now, is invested in trying to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.”

When Bolduan asked her if she would support military intervention if diplomacy didn’t work, Senator Baldwin replied, “I cannot support unilateral military action in Syria’s war, but I believe that we have to have a global response. And I don’t think that no response is the answer. I think that we have to strengthen our global institutions.”

“New Day” airs weekday mornings 6-9 a.m. on CNN.