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3:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Kuster "Leaning Against" Voting For Syria Strikes

Kuster, appearing on NHPR's The Exchange in 2010
Kuster, appearing on NHPR's The Exchange in 2010

During an appearance  on an WMUR-TV forum, Representative Ann McLane Kuster said she fears an American strike against Syria could lead the U.S. into a region-wide conflagration.

"And for me the risk of us entering into war there,  we are not at war with the Syrian people.  And those are the issues I am going to be considering, and I will tell you honestly I have not made a final decision."

Kuster says she’ll withhold that decision until after she receives a classified briefing. She added that the "a lot will play out" between now and an authorization vote by congress.  First District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced earlier this week she plans to vote against authorizing U.S. military strikes against Syria.