North Dakota delegation wants more information before committing to military plans for SyriaThe debate continues on whether the United States should use military strikes against Syria because of its use of chemical weapons.
By: David Schwab, WDAZ
The debate continues on whether the United States should use military strikes against Syria because of its use of chemical weapons.
An upcoming Congressional vote to authorize a strike has North Dakota's Delegation trying to decide how they will vote. The three members of North Dakota's congressional delegation have not yet decided whether to support President Barack Obama's proposed military strike on Syrian President Assad's regime.
Senator John Hoeven says he needs to see more of a plan from Obama before backing a military strike. Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she wants more information on how a strike would impact the standing of the U.S. in the Middle East. UND Professor Dr. Mark Jendrysik says it's a tough decision for law makers, especially those from more conservative states. But Jendrysik is predicting that both Heitkamp and Hoeven will support some kind of legislation authorizing a limited strike.
Minnesota's congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama's proposed military strike against Syria.