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Congressman George Holding

Representing the 13th District of North Carolina

Congressman Holding Responds to the President’s National Address on Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Press Release
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2013
Contact: Lindsay Hamilton, 202-225-3032
Congressman Holding Responds to the President’s National Address on Syria
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the President’s address to the nation regarding potential military action in Syria, Congressman George Holding released a statement:
“Last night the President once again attempted to convince the American public as to why striking Syria and getting involved in a brutal civil war is in our national interest. He failed to articulate exactly what these strikes would accomplish and that is why the majority of Americans – and Congress – continue to oppose intervention in Syria.
This administration has spent the last week in a full-court press trying to convince Members of Congress and the American people about the urgency and necessity of such a vote. But last night the President once again changed course and requested Congress delay the vote he has so relentlessly pursued.
We, as a nation, have long recognized that the use of chemical weapons is deplorable, but the President has yet to offer a plan that would credibly end their use in Syria.
The President continues to give mixed messages – first saying that we need to strike Syria, and then saying that we should hold off. The American people do not want this military strike. I have heard from my constituents and I share their concerns.”