Thursday, September 5, 2013

Terri Lynn Land says she opposes military action in Syria, challenges Rep. Peters to vote no

Responding to criticism that she had not taken a stand on military action in Syria, Terri Lynn Land, candidate for U.S. Senate and a Michigan representative on the Republican National Committee, has just released the following statement:

"President Obama has not made a compelling case to justify military intervention in the Syrian civil war, or to put the lives of our military men and women at risk.  I want to be very clear - if I were in the Senate today, I would vote ‘No’ on a resolution authorizing military intervention in Syria.

The President should articulate a clear vision for solving the problems in Syria and the Middle East. He must build broad-based consensus in Congress and among the American people for any strategy he proposes. He should abandon his current strategy, as it is abundantly clear that this strategy has not worked.

No one has explained how intervention in Syria is vital to America’s national security interests. If this case cannot be made, the American people would clearly be better served by a President, and a Congress, focused on improving our economy here at home.

The people of Michigan deserve strong leadership and a clear understanding of where their candidates for Senate stand on Syria. I hereby challenge Gary Peters to stand up to the President on this issue and vote no."

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