President Barack Obama this weekend said he will let the U.S. congress decide on whether to attack Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad that is reported to have killed more than 1,400 people and violated international rules of war.
As Americans are "weary of
war," the president said in his Saturday address to the public that
putting the decision in
the hands of the people's representatives was more in line with the country's
"I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course, and our actions will be even more effective," he said.
So as Congressional committees grill Secretary of State John Kerry and Congress prepares to vote on whether or not to strike Syria, how do you think your Congressman should vote?
Hank Johnson (D-Lithonia), whose House 4th District stretches through DeKalb County and into south Gwinnett, has said, "At this time, I am deeply skeptical that use of force is in our national interest.”
Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville), who represents most of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties in District 7, said, "With the facts that I know now, I do not support an American attack on Syria, but if an attack is what the President wants, I welcome him to come to Capitol Hill and make his case to Congress and all of America.”
Paul Broun (R-Athens) of the 10th District, said, "I do not find military intervention in Syria to be within our national interest"
Georgia's U.S. Senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson both favored intervention by the president, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Should your elected officials vote in favor of the Syria attack? Tell us in the comments.