Most in Miss. delegation oppose action in Syria
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press
Updated 10:00 pm, Monday, September 9, 2013
Meeting message: No to military strike
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Five of the six members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation say they’ll vote against the U.S. taking military action in Syria.
Republican Thad Cochran told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s leaning against military action but still considering President Barack Obama’s arguments for it.
“It’s a hard vote to sell. Like to give him the benefit of the doubt,” Cochran said of Obama.
Those who say they’ll vote “no” are Sen. Roger Wicker and Reps. Alan Nunnelee, Gregg Harper and Steven Palazzo, all Republicans; and Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat.