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Rep. Graves Opposed To Authorizing Military Force In Syria


Washington, Sep 9, 2013 -

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after attending a classified briefing on Syria this evening:

“I intend to vote against authorizing the president to use military force in Syria. The Obama Administration has not provided a clear or convincing strategy for inserting our military into the conflict. I am also deeply concerned about the extent to which al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists are involved in the rebellion.

“President Obama has made clear his opinion that this situation does not currently present a direct or imminent threat to the United States. If a resolution to authorize force fails to pass, the president must refrain from engaging militarily in Syria.”

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