The Hill: Congressional veterans line up against military action in Syria

By Carlo Muñoz – 09/07/13 05:07 PM ET

The majority of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans serving in Congress are lining up against President Obama’s plan for military action in Syria.

Of the 16 veterans of those two conflicts serving in Congress, only GOP Reps. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Tom Cotton (Ark.) have publicly supported the White House’s plan.

Three other members — Iraq War veterans and Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) are undecided.

A fourth, Scott Perry (R-Pa.), said he hasn’t made up his mind either, though he told a town hall this week he wasn’t inclined to support a resolution authorizing force.

Ten of the remaining members have announced their opposition to a military strike.

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The Hill names Reps
Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
Jerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.)
James Bridenstine (R-Okla.)
Doug Collins (R-Ga.),
Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.)
Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.)
Tim Griffin (R-Ark.)
Joe Heck (R-Nev.)
Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)
Mike Grimm (R-N.Y.)


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