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Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Manchin, Sinema join GOP to sink filibuster change for voting bill Desperate Dems signal support for cutting Biden bill down in size MORE (D-Va.) told CNN on Thursday that the president should not launch a military attack "unless they know that they’ve got the full weight of our political leadership behind them, and the American public supports the mission.” 

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 I'm furious about Democrats taking the blame — it's time to fight back Rand Paul cancels DirecTV subscription after it drops OAN MORE (R-Ky.) said the conflict in Syria "has no clear national security connection to the United States and victory by either side will not necessarily bring in to power people friendly to the United States" in a statement released Wednesday.

But other lawmakers have blasted the president for not doing more to intervene.

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Redistricting reform key to achieving the bipartisanship Americans claim to want Kelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race MORE (R-Ariz.) has said the type of limited military strike reportedly under consideration by the Obama administration wouldn't do enough to deter Assad from using chemical weapons again.

“They might do a strike and say, ‘See we punished them,’ but it won’t change the equation. I would expect Assad to continue to use these weapons,” McCain told The Daily Beast. “And other Assads around the world will now not hesitate to use these weapons and sooner or later they may be used against Americans.”