Franken and other lawmakers huddled for nearly three hours with Pentagon, State Department and intelligence officials about Syria during a rare Friday afternoon classified briefing for all lawmakers.
He rarely takes questions when traversing the Capitol complex. But he talked to reporters Friday, saying he wants to make sure any use-of-force resolution's language is narrow enough to place limits on any US military operation.
Franken says it is important for the US to let Bashar al-Assad and other world leaders know they cannot use illicit arms without repercussions. He placed himself into the "leaning yes" column.AIPAC to deploy 250 lobbyists on this and you can already see in the vote breakdown that most of the more pro-Israel liberals are backing Obama on attack.