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Texas Lawmakers Oppose Syria Strike

Texas Lawmakers Oppose Syria Strike

Congress is back in Washington this week. Among the many issues lawmakers are faced with is what to do about Syria. President Barack Obama wants to take action in the form of air strikes. But there are many politicians that are opposed to it, including lawmakers from Texas.

Senator Ted Cruz told ABC News' 'This Week' that the situation in Syria has him angry.

“All of us are outraged at Assad’s conduct. He’s a brutal murderer,” Cruz said.

But Cruz does not support a military strike. .

“I think a military attack is a mistake. The Obama Administration is proceeding with the wrong objective. They have no viable plan for success,” Cruz explained.

Houston Congressman Mike McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security has his doubts as well.

“Lobbing missiles won’t restore our credibility overseas,” McCaul told ‘Meet the Press’ on NBC. “It’s a face saving measure for the President after he drew the red line.”

And McCaul also has serious concerns about who the United States might wind up backing in a civil war that has been going on for over two and a half years.

“Who are we supporting? We are supporting a rebel faction that has been infiltrated and hijacked by many Al Qaeda factions,” McCaul explained.

 

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