Posted: Sep 9, 2013 11:31 PM by KBZK News
After a statewide telephone town hall meeting on Monday evening to hear Montanans' views on Syria, Congressman Steve Daines said in a Facebook post, "I appreciate all of the feedback Montanans like you have given me about Syria. Your views on this are clear. I will be voting no on military action in Syria."
The expected vote is on authorizing U.S. Military action in Syria.
Congressman Daines planned to call nearly 100,000 Montana households on Monday night to talk about what he said, was new information he learned and to better gauge support.
The threat of that action was brought on by an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria that the Obama administration says killed 1,429 people.
Some other humanitarian agencies working there say the number is far less than that between four and 500.
Several of the latest national polls have shown overwhelming opposition to any U.S. Military strike or action in Syria.
Those in favor say it would embolden the Assad regime to get away with breaking international agreements killing his own people with chemical weapons and not face consequences from the world.
[Photo courtesy: Congressman Daines' Facebook page]