WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding President Obama's address this evening on the situation in Syria:

"The President made a strong case tonight. He noted the revulsion we feel towards evil and expressed an understanding of the unique burden of leadership that falls to our nation. But no man, not even the President, can predict what might happen amid the fog of war. I'm pleased the President is open to a diplomatic solution that removes chemical weapons from the Syrian battlefield and will do what I can to advance that objective."