Barletta undecided on Syria strike vote
HARRISBURG – As the Obama administration is awaiting the seal of approval from Congress for plans to strike Syria, one congressman says he needs more time to determine his stance on the issue. U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11), issued a statement on the matter Tuesday.
Within it, he said, “This is clearly a delicate situation. I am glad that the president has now brought the legislative branch into the decision, as there are many factors involved in the debate. Al Qaeda appears to be intertwined with the rebel forces, our traditional allies are not firmly with us, and there are open threats of retaliation against Israel for any strike against Syria.”
Barletta says he wants to review all of the facts, hear the strategy and better understand the goal before he determines his vote. A meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders was held at the White House Tuesday morning. (Codi Jade)