Upton says he's leaning against voting to authorize strikes against Syria

Sep 5, 2013

Protestors outside of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's (D-VT) office opposing possible military action against Syria
Credit The Associated Press


West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says he owes it to his constituents and the nation to get as many facts as he can. 

Upton says he will get a classified briefing next week on the situation in Syria. He says many traditional U.S. allies and the United Nations have not given their support to air strikes on Syria.

The Saint Joseph Republican says there are questions about how nations such as Iran and Russia would react to air strike on Syria. 

Upton says calls to his offices in Southwest Michigan and in Washington D.C. have been against taking military action against Syria. 

Upton was interviewed by WMUK's Gordon Evans and MLive Kalamazoo reporter Yvonne Zipp for the program WestSouthwest. It will air next week on WMUK.