Gerlach: I Would Vote “No” To Strike Syria
President Obama continues to seek out support for a resolution that would allow the United States to carry out a military attack on Syria chemical weapons stockpile. Congressman Jim Gerlach says, right now, he would cast a "no" vote to attack Syria, based on the information that’s available.
“The Resolution only says, you’re only going to be allowed over 90 days, perhaps some missiles to make a strike to send a message. But what happens if it gets out of hand and Americans are put in danger, is this really worth it if you’re only purpose, as the President has stated is simply send some sort of message without taking Ashad out or without otherwise dealing with his military forces.”
Gerlach says, based on the information he would vote “no” because the situation is not directly impacting Americans. He adds, if information was discovered that militant groups with unfavorable views of the U-S were to obtain some of Ashad’s chemical weapons, he would lean toward military action. Congressman Gerlach was a guest on WNPV’s AM-Edition Thursday morning with Darryl Berger.