The controversy in Syria has divided many. On Friday, two local politicians voiced their opinions on the situation.
While touring a facility in Niles, Congressman Fred Upton said that he will be attending a classified briefing on Monday.
“(There are) real concerns about where this takes us,” said Upton. “Real concerns about not having a coalition of other nations to be partners in this thing. I thought that after careful consideration that I should move myself to the ‘lean no’ category and will make ultimately a final decision once I have the classified briefing next week.”
And Upton thinks he is not alone.
“I don't think anybody in the congress after Iran and Afghanistan want to see us really embark on anything in Syria,” he said. “We'll see.”
Representative Jackie Walorski also issued a statement on Friday saying:
"Based on the current situation, I cannot support the president’s call for congressional authorization for the use of force. This decision represents the overwhelming sentiments of my Hoosier constituents, and reflects my assessment of the president’s incomplete case to the American people."