Rep. Gerry Connolly's support of President Obama's plan for a limited military strike in Syria is meeting with disapproval among area constituents.
The Washington Post followed Connolly, a Democrat, this week as he spoke to residents about the potential military strike. Most of the reaction: “It’s been overwhelmingly negative,” Connolly told the Post.
Connolly and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) have written a more narrow force resolution than Obama's in an effort to win support from lawmakers still skeptical about the plan.
“It’s unpopular,” Connolly said, “I certainly listen. I like to believe the resolution I drafted reflects some of the concerns: limited time frame, no boots on the ground.”To read the entire Post article, click here.
Meanwhile, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) voted yes on use of force in Syria when it went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday. Kaine was one of seven Democrats voting in favor. The motion passed the committee 10-7 but still must go before the entire house and senate.
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