Calls to Congress 499 to 1 against Syria war


Americans are slamming at least 24 members of Congress with thousands of phone calls and emails, urging lawmakers not to approve a military strike on Syria by a margin of as much as 499 to 1.

A national debate is raging on Twitter. Tweets and statements from members of Congress both Democrat and Republican show tremendously strong opposition to President Obama’s call for an air strike on Syria:

Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash 10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
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Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md. 10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
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Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz 10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
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Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Flasaid calls and emails to his offices are 600 to 9 against striking Syria.

Contact Congress and let your lawmakers know how you feel about authorizing President Obama to strike Syria. 10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
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Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas 10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utahsaid, “I don’t know a member of Congress whose e-mails and phone calls are in favor of [bombing Syria.]”

Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., said 96 percent of his emails and phone calls are from constituents who want to express their opposition to military action. He said, “Overwhelmingly, we are hearing pushback from our citizens against military intervention in Syria.”

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.said he’s heard no support from his constituents for striking Syria: “I have not had a single person, not a single person, in over 92 Facebook posts just a little while ago in a question we posed, having a single constituent or a South Carolinian saying let’s go to war in Syria.”

Sen. Angus King, I-Mainesaid “a very high percentage” of the constituents contacting his office have been against U.S. involvement in Syria. He estimated that 90 percent of more than 1,000 calls and emails from Americans have been urging him not to support intervention.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.said, “I can tell you that in my office, the phones are bopping off the hook there. And almost unanimously people are opposed to what the president is talking about.”

Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.more than 653 e-mails, phone calls and social-media. Only 11 of the comments favored strikes.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., admitted her constituents’ calls were “overwhelmingly negative” over a possible Syria intervention, but she added, “They don’t know what I know.”

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich

  • mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>“I didn’t join the Marine Corps to fight for al-Qaida in a Syrian civil war.”
  • mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>“I didn’t sign up to kill the poor for the rich. No war in Syria!”
  • mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>“Obama, I will not deploy to fight for your al-Qaida rebels in Syria. WAKE UP, PEOPLE!”
  • mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"”>“I didn’t join the Navy to fight for al-Qaida in a Syrian civil war.”
  • WND’s own unscientific poll now shows Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to military action in Syria by a 78 to 1 ratio. 

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