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Southerland Opposition To Syria Mission Reflective Of Constituent Concerns

Press Release from U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II

U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II announced today that his office has received more than 300 constituent phone calls, letters and social media interactions in the three days since the President announced he would seek congressional authorization for a military mission in Syria, with 95-percent opposing intervention.

"When making decisions that impact global security and military readiness, I have a solemn obligation to be purposeful in my approach and attentive to the concerns of the people I represent. After gathering input from my constituents, I take great comfort in knowing they overwhelmingly agree with my opposition to a conflict in Syria that lacks any clear objective or apparent American security interest. Proper process dictates that I receive a classified briefing and study the evidence before rendering my final decision, but it's highly unlikely that I'll be compelled to believe any differently about this mission next week."

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