It was standing room only at the question and answer session with Representative Martha Roby in Enterprise today. The issues ranged from Obamacare to a possible strike on Syria. Many retired military personnel spoke out against any kind of action in Syria; they're plea: to keep American soldiers safe. They say it's not our battle to fight.
I don't believe that we should strike in Syria I think the rebels and Assad are both our enemies. It's terrible that he's doing what he is to his people but that's their problem let the U.N. do something about it." said David Cummins, retired army personnel.
Representative Roby has yet to make a decision on the matter.
"My job right now is to weigh all of the information. I don't feel like I have a clear picture yet. I'm going back to D.C. on Monday. I'll participate in the classified briefings that I haven't yet had but also I'm listening to my constituents," said Roby.
The Armed Services Committee also has yet to make a decision on the proposed strike.
"The most solemn decision that a member of Congress could ever make is to cast a vote to send our men and women in uniform into harm's way particularly at a time like this when we have cut our military so much through sequestration to ask them to do more with less and they would but to send them in to harm's way is a very serious decision and it weighs very heavily on my shoulders right now," Roby said.
Roby says she and the rest of Congress will be briefed on the situation on Monday and cast votes later next week.
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