It’s been one hell of a week, or one week of hell. And it will continue and
probably get worse if we respond by dropping bombs on Syria.
Congressman Alan Grayson took full advantage of his five minutes to question Secretary of State John Kerry, Sec of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. If you didn’t see it yet, watch it now:
And now go to DontAttackSyria.com and sign on if you haven’t yet.
Congressman Grayson joined us for a few minutes this morning to give an update on his efforts to stop the US from attacking a country that hasn’t attacked us or our allies, from spending money that could be better used at home on an ill-advised attack, and from making an already bad situation even worse.
He’s been making the rounds lately, as he has committed to whipping votes and informing the American people why an attack would be a mistake. The Atlantic published an interview with him with the headline “The Democratic Congressman Who Thinks He Can Stop the Syria War.”
With our help, I think he can.
Congressman Grayson’s office just sent out a release with the latest counts on who’s leaning which way:
More Than 3-to-1 Against an Attack on Syria
Huge Momentum Building in U.S. House of Representatives Against Military Intervention in Syria
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Enormous momentum has built against U.S. military intervention in Syria. Four national news organizations that are currently tracking vote counts have reported that members of the U.S. House of Representatives are overwhelmingly against authorizing a war in Syria.
From ABC News: “After this week’s full court press by the Obama administration, the president does not yet have the votes to authorize the military strike on Syria.”
· 199 Members Against Military Intervention