WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita (R) told News 18 that he's still skeptical that the United States should get involved militarily with the crisis in Syria.
The Republican said he's glad that President Obama is bringing the item for Congressional approval. However, Rokita said he still has questions about the objectives and cost, both financially and possible loss of life, even after the President's speech on Sept. 10.
Rokita is also skeptical that it was the Syrian government which used chemical weapons.
He said for the U.S. to get involved, it needs to be a national security threat.
"And that's even more than a national security interest. It would have to be a national security threat and I haven't seen evidence of that yet. I definitely remain skeptical and will be voting no," said Rokita.
Rokita rejects the moral arguments for Obama's speech, saying the U.S. is losing its luxury of being the world's policeman because of increasing budget obligations.
Click on the bonus video link to hear Rokita discuss mistakes that he thinks President Obama has made in his handling of the situation and the ways that Israel could change his mind about U.S. involvement.
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