WASHINGTON, DC (WTVN) -- Ohio's Republican U.S. Senator is a "no" vote on President Obama's plans in Syria.

"From the information that I've received I do believe that the government of Syria used chemical weapons against its own people and I believe that an international response is appropriate, but I do not believe that the administration's proposal of a military strike is the right answer," Sen. Rob Portman said on the U.S. Senate floor.

Portman says there is no guarantee it would prevent Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad from using weapons and it would only further destabilize the region "so vital to our national security."

"We need a comprehensive long-term strategy first, not a strike then the promise of a strategy, which is what the administration has proposed," said Portman.

He calls the Obama plan a "recipe for disaster."