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In response to President Barack Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday night, Rep. Michele Bachmann released a statement, saying not only had Obama failed to provide clear reasoning as to why U.S. military intervention might be needed but that his administration’s handling of the whole situation has been “stunningly incompetent and incoherent.”
Minnesota Rep. John Kline has come out against a U.S. military strike on Syria, the country accused of deploying chemical weapons on civilians. Kline had been open but noncommittal to President Barack Obama’s request for congressional endorsement of an intervention in Syria.
Here’s a look at where Minnesota politicians stand in regards to President Obama’s plan to strike the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he’s opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.
President Obama is scheduled to address the nation from the Oval Office Tuesday night in an effort to get the American people to rally behind a military strike against Syria
This week, normally accessible members of Congress and their staff have not returned phone calls. Lawmakers usually ready to offer up opinions have hidden behind statements suggesting which way they are leaning but also offering up expressions of understanding for the opposing side.
Peace and anti-war groups are holding a rally in Minneapolis to speak out against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria. The demonstrators are holding the rally in advance of a congressional vote on President Barack Obama’s war resolution.
CBS News Military analyst Ret. Colonel Jeff McCausland joined Dave Lee on Thursday morning to discuss the latest developments in the US-Syria conflict.
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Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.
Minnesota’s congressional delegation appears deeply divided by pressure to take military action against Syria. Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen calls the President’s request “too broad, too open-ended, too risky” — so does Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district Rick Nolan is challenging the evidence that’s been presented on the reported use of chemical weapons by Syria against its people.
With the vote in Congress expected sometime next week, members of the Minnesota delegation are getting plenty of feedback. The feedback even amongst Democrats right now is leaning towards against intervening, which puts the President and members of his party, including those from Minnesota, in a very tough spot.
One family in Minnesota is watching the crisis in Syria unfold for very personal reasons. George Bittar lives in Rosemount and spends most of his time lately glued to Skype, making sure his wife Sally, who’s in Syria, is OK. “It’s been very stressful,” George said. “She’s there and I’m here and we just, sometimes, we can’t sleep. And it’s just so hard for both of us.”
President Obama has decided to take military action in Syria, a move that’s being protested across the country and here in the Twin Cities. A group outside the government center chanted, “What do we want? Peace. When do we want it? Now.”
There appears to be little disagreement about the evidence of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, but amongst Minnesota’s Congressional delegation – there are major differences over what to do about it. At the Minnesota State Fair, members of Congress were giving all sorts of advice. Democrat Keith Ellison says he supports a limited, tactical military response to chemical warfare.
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The U.S. is taking steps to strike Syria after officials say the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people last week. Bashar al-Assad’s government denies the claim, but the U.S. says they’ve crossed the “red line” President Barack Obama talked about last year.
Some Minnesotans are helping people fleeing the crisis in Syria. One Minnesota Relief Worker from the American Refugee Committee will be flying to Jordan Tuesday afternoon to assist with the emergency efforts there.
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White House hopeful Michele Bachmann says President Barack Obama has moved too late and with too little force in response to Syria’s crackdown on dissent.
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