Rep. Duffy on Syria: "President Hasn't Convinced Me Yet"

By KBJR News 1

September 4, 2013 Updated Sep 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM CST

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Dist. 7) is speaking out against the possibility of a targeted U.S. strike against Syria.

The Republican Congressman says that for every action in the Middle East, there is a reaction and we don't know just how bad that reaction could be.

Rep. Duffy says that we shouldn't be playing in a region between Assad and Radical Islam without an American ally on either side.

Rep. Duffy worries about the reaction from chemical weapons if the U.S. does strike and how they could affect residential areas and civilians in Syria.

He says the strike would be unbelievably expensive and could have severe consequences for the U.S.

"In a strategy that doesn't have a well thought out goal with the ability to actually advance American policy, I don't see why we should do it and the President hasn't convinced me yet," Rep. Duffy said.

The Congressman says he expects the 2010 and 2012 elected Republican Conference will vote no against the attack.

Duffy will be headed back to the White House on Monday for a security briefing, and says a vote and debate will happen before Congress next week.

Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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