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The Situation in Syria

September 6, 2013

I have been consulted by Secretary Kerry and other top Administration officials since the beginning of the debate on Syria. From everything I have learned, intervening in Syria’s civil war is not in the best interest of the United States. Our homeland is not under attack. 

The Administration has not made the case to Congress or the American people that a military strike would be in our national security interest or the national security interest of our allies in the Middle East.  There remain very serious questions about what the mission is and the possible consequences. 

These are not just my concerns. They are the concerns of the people I represent, expressed through hundreds of emails and phone calls and at every event and meeting I have attended since the President decided to put this issue before Congress.