Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin Will Oppose U.S. Military Action in Syria

by Chris Casteel Published: September 3, 2013

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, is unequivocally opposed to U.S. military action in Syria. Congress is expected to begin debate next week on President Barack Obama’s request to strike Syrian targets in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.
Mullin said in a statement Tuesday, “I believe it is not the responsibility of the United States to get involved in a country’s civil war. Neither side in this civil war has the United States’ best interest in mind. I cannot support any U.S. military action or involvement in Syria.”

None of the seven members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation have expressed support for Obama’s request. However, not all have declared how they will vote; legislation has yet to be finalized.

by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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