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La. members of Congress largely undecided on Syria

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago September 04, 2013 Sep 4, 2013 Wednesday, September 04 2013 September 04, 2013 3:01 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's congressional delegation remains hesitant and uncommitted to President Barack Obama's request for support of a U.S. military strike against Syria.

Only one member of the state's delegation, Republican Rep. John Fleming, has taken a definitive stance on the proposal. And he's in solid opposition to U.S. military intervention in Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack against its own people.

Sen. David Vitter received a classified briefing Wednesday as a member of the Armed Services Committee and came away undecided. He issued a statement saying he walked in with serious concerns about the president's plan and left the same way.

Louisiana's two Democrats, Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Cedric Richmond, regularly vote with the president. But they also have not committed to support Obama's request for a military strike.

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