Montana lawmakers weigh in on Syria situation
Updated On: Sep 10 2013 08:58:12 PM MDT
Montana lawmakers are weighing in on the developing situation in Syria, though only Congressman Steve Daines has declared how he would vote on a resolution to take military action in Syria.
In an email to NBC Montana, Daines said: "I will not be voting in support of authorizing U.S. military involvement in Syria. Montanans have sent a strong message that U.S. military action in Syria is not the solution, and as Montana's Congressman, I am committed to ensuring Montanans' voices are heard. I have spent the past few weeks meeting with and hearing from Montanans and learning more about the situation at hand through briefings from key military and administration leaders. There's a great amount of uncertainty about the best way to resolve the conflict in Syria, but today, one thing is apparent: the objective isn't clear and the outcome remains uncertain."
Senator Max Baucus’ team, meanwhile, said in an email to NBC Montana: “Max is carefully reviewing all intelligence as the situation develops and will talk to Montanans before making any final decisions.”
Senator Tester’s team sent NBC Montana an email stating: “The Senator is hopeful that the new momentum will lead to an internationally-led solution to the crisis in Syria. Senator Tester wants to avoid a new conflict while preventing additional use of chemical weapons.”