Michigan Congress members back Syria attack vote

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) - Across the political aisle, Michigan members of Congress say they support President Barack Obama's decision to ask for a congressional vote before undertaking an attack on Syria in response to apparent poison gas attacks that the U.S. says killed at least 1,400 people.

Republican U.S. Rep. Candice Miller and Democratic U.S. Reps. Dan Kildee and Sander Levin have issued statements endorsing Obama's decision to seek support from Congress rather than rely solely on his powers as president.

Miller says she disagreed with Obama's earlier statements that he didn't need congressional authorization. She says she shares her constituents' skepticism that a U.S. attack on Syria serves U.S. interests.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin chairs the Armed Services Committee and says a congressional vote "would strengthen the president's decision."


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