Michigan senators speak on key issues in Washington


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Both Michigan U.S. Senators were in Mid-Michigan today and we caught up with them to get their thoughts on some key issues in Washington right now.

Sen. Gary Peters (D) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) both weighed in about the recent chemical attack in Syria and the controversy surrounding that massive personal information breach through Facebook.

When it comes to Syria, Senator Peters says we need to send a strong message to condemn that reported attack.

“Chemical weapons are simply unacceptable,” said Peters. “It’s a weapon that cannot be tolerated by the world community and we need to take strong and assertive action against Assad and his regime.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent ten hours testifying before Congress this week after a political firm got its hands on the personal information of 87 million Facebook users.

Senator Stabenow weighed in on that, saying she thinks social media regulations are needed moving forward.

“This is part of the way we communicate with each other and so I do think that there needs to be transparency regulations,” said Stabenow.

Zuckerberg said he believes regulations are inevitable. He also told lawmakers that his personal information was included in what was sold to Cambridge Analytica.

As for Syria, President Trump has not yet made a final decision on the U.S. response.

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