‘No’ vote on action in Syria
MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble says he would vote against taking military action in Syria. The Wisconsin Republican previously had been leaning away from military action. He said in a statement Tuesday that after receiving more information, his position had become more firm and he would vote “no” on any authorization of military force if it were presented in the House of Representatives. President Barack Obama asked Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria after intelligence reports that the Assad’s government used chemical weapons against its own people. Syria has since accepted a proposal from Russia, its most powerful ally, to give up its chemical weapons stockpile. Rep. Tom Petri’s office said earlier Tuesday that he was now leaning away from a military strike. Petri also is from Wisconsin.
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