NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he will oppose a resolution for a military strike against Syria.
Vitter, a Republican, made the announcement in a news release Thursday. Vitter said the events in Syria to not pose a direct threat to the U.S. or its allies. He said military action could spark a broader war and could harm the nation's resolve to keep Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
Rep. John Fleming, a Republican from Minden, has also said he opposes a U.S. strike against Syria.