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Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria

Special to SEGAZINE

With members of Congress returning to Washington on Monday, more of them are beginning to weigh in on their positions regarding a possible strike on Syria.

Sen. Johnny Isakson, (R) GA, who, at first, was supporting a military strike against Syria, late Monday afternoon announced he will vote against a military strike. “It is clear to me that Georgians overwhelmingly oppose our country getting involved militarily in Syria,” Isakson’s statement said. “The administration’s lack of a clear strategy is troubling, and the potential fallout following a military strike is also troubling.”

Rep. Tom Graves (R – 14th District) announced from Washington Monday evening that after attending a classified briefing, he would vote No.

“The Obama Administration has not provided a clear or convincing strategy for inserting our military into the conflict,” Graves said.  “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.”

Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-10th District) office contacted 11Alive News Monday morning to note his opposition to military action in Syria. The office released a formal statement from the Congressman.

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