Thursday, September 18, 2014

Very strong applause for courageous U.S. House Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Just before the CR [Congressional Resolution] vote, lawmakers voted 273-156 to adopt the Syrian rebel amendment. 159 Republicans and 114 Democrats voted for the proposal, while 85 Republicans and 71 Democrats voted against it.

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., a staunch opponent of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, said the six-hour debate on the amendment reminded her of “the failure to have a thorough and robust debate in the wake of 9/11,” which, she said resulted in an overly broad authorization that was a blank check for perpetual war.”

Source: ~ House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; CR Passes

Congressional Daily, Sept 17, 2014

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