Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after hearing the Obama Administration's case for military action in Syria during a classified congressional briefing:
"President Obama has not clearly articulated why an attack on Syria is in our national interest, what our goal is, how we achieve it and how we handle the aftermath. The President and his Administration have mishandled the Syria issue up to this point and now want Congress to grant them a license for war and just trust them. Yesterday, I attended a classified briefing on Syria, and nothing I heard changes my mind. My constituents and I remain unconvinced: I will not support military action in Syria."