Risch Votes Against Action in Syria


0  Updated at 12:13 pm, September 5th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(WASHINGTON, DC) – At least three members of Idaho’s congressional delegation are skeptical of President Barack Obama’s proposed military intervention in Syria.  Sen. Jim Risch, who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, voted against a resolution authorizing the use of military force against Bashar Al Assad’s government Wednesday. After passing a 10 to 7 vote, the resolution will now go to the full Senate for debate. Risch told Secretary of State John Kerry that he was unsure if a limited strike against Assad would make much difference in the long term. Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Mike Simpson have also voiced similar concerns. Rep. Raul Labrador remains undecided.

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