White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that no one is disputing the intelligence that Assad was responsible last month’s alleged chemical attack, which the U.S. said killed more than 1,400 people in the Damascus suburbs.
Amash said that he was not rebutting the evidence presented in the classified briefings, but was taking issue with the public statements from the administration.
He did not, however, elaborate on what specifically he felt was being embellished. The libertarian-leaning Republican said that the briefings have nevertheless made him “more skeptical about the situation.”
“The briefings haven’t given me comfort,” he said.