Minn. Dem Walz Declares Opposition to Syria Proposals
Rep. Tim Walz
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he's opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.
The Minnesota 1st District congressman said in a statement Monday that he's worried that plans for limited military action could result in a deeper involvement in another foreign conflict. Walz says his constituents delivered a clear, consistent message against plans to intervene in Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons use by the country's dictatorship government.
Walz, a former National Guard enlisted soldier, represents a district narrowly won last year by President Barack Obama.
Several Minnesota delegations members have declared opposition to a Syria strike. A few have yet to commit to voting either way though they have indicated they are leaning in favor of supporting a congressional resolution favoring Obama's intervention strategy.
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