By Dennis Robaugh
President Barack Obama this weekend said he will let Congress decide whether to attack Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad that is reported to have killed more than 1,400 people and violated international rules of war.
As Americans are "weary of war," the president said in his Saturday address to the public that putting the decision in the hands of the people's representatives was more in line with the country's democratic ideals.
"I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course, and our actions will be even more effective," he said.
U.S. Rep Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) visited his district last week and said he's open to giving the president the authority to attack as long as no ground troops are used.
“I am open to supporting a resolution giving the president the go ahead to act in Syria,” Lipinski said. “But the resolution needs to explicitly say no combat troops will be involved. He needs to put a limited period of time on any action.”
So as congressional committees grill Secretary of State John Kerry and Congress prepares to vote on whether to strike Syria, how do you think your Congressman, Rep. Dan Lipinski, should vote?