Here’s the press release from the office of Congressman Mark Meadows, whose district includes southern and western Buncombe County:
Washington, D.C. – Representative Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement today regarding his decision to oppose the authorization of U.S. military intervention in Syria.
“After carefully reviewing the facts and participating in multiple hearings and briefings, I will be voting against the authorization of U.S. military intervention in Syria,” Meadows said. “Though I stand unflinchingly with Israel, the air strikes being proposed by the Obama administration will neither protect Israel nor are they in the best interest of our national security. I have heard from more than 3,000 constituents over the past two weeks who have overwhelmingly urged me to vote against military action. Representing the people of Western North Carolina is my responsibility, and it is clear that they strongly oppose involving the United States in Syria’s civil war.”