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Georgia Senator Plans To Vote Against Syria Strike

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Statement From Georgia U.S. Senator Isakson

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement on a resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike on Syria. The resolution, S.J.Res.21, is expected to come to the Senate floor for consideration early this week.

“After carefully weighing this very important issue, I have decided that I will vote against the resolution to authorize a U.S. military strike in Syria.

“Over the past week, I have traveled my state and have talked personally to hundreds of Georgians. Thousands more constituents have contacted my office by phone and email. It is clear to me that Georgians overwhelmingly oppose our country getting involved militarily in Syria.

“The administration’s lack of a clear strategy is troubling, and the potential fallout following a military strike is also troubling.”


Associated Press Release

ATLANTA (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says he plans to vote against authorizing a military strike in Syria.

In a statement, the Georgia Republican said Monday that he has carefully weighed the issue and has talked personally with hundreds of Georgians about a potential military intervention in Syria.

Isakson says he's concerned with the lack of a clear strategy for an attack on Syria, and the potential fallout that could come soon after.

President Barack Obama and others have said evidence exists tying a chemical gas attack on Syrian civilians to the country's government. Syrian President, Bashar Assad, has denied the allegations.

The Senate is expected to vote on the resolution this week.


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