By Ramsey Cox - 05/22/14 01:15 PM EDT
Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTrump's new debate challenge: Silence Senate rivals gear up for debates McCain opponent releases new ad hitting his record MORE (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that the conflict in Syria would eventually affect the United States.
“No one should believe that we will be immune to what is happening in Syria,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “The tide of war does not recede simply because we wish it so.”
McCain said Syrian President Bashar Assad has killed more than 160,000 of his own people who have challenged his government.