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Representing the 4th District of Alabama

AL.com | Rep. Robert Aderholt says he is still 'skeptical' of Syria attack plan

September 10, 2013
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Rep. Robert Aderholt says he is still 'skeptical' of Syria attack plan

By Kim Chandler | kchandler@al.com  on September 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM, updated September 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM

 

U.S. Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, R-Haleyville, said this morning that he remains skeptical about supporting the president's  proposed strike on Syria.

"Chemical weapons in the hands of unpredictable leaders, in hostile regions is certainly not good for the international community. No one disputes that. However, I have real concerns about sending cruise missiles into Syria at this time,” Aderholt said in a statement issued this morning.

“It still is not clear who exactly we would be helping by taking military action. There are also concerns about how an attack would advance the interests of the United States. I remain skeptical about supporting the President's plan of attack,” he said. 

President Barack Obama continued to court lawmakers for support of action in Syria. A briefing was held last night for members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

The president is scheduled to address the nation tonight. 

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