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Gibson against Syria bombing; Gillibrand, Schumer undecided

Sep 07, 2013 12:02 am
Aaron Blake, Darla Cameron, and Kennedy Elliott in The Washington Post count the votes in Congress, for or against military action in Syria, and Kinderhook-based Congressman Chris Gibson is the only representative of WGXC-area residents with an opinion so far. "I urge a 'no' vote on authorization to use military force," they quote the Republican. Gibson, a former Army Colonel, told the Kingston Times on Sept. 1 that, “I will be going to more briefings when I go down to Washington and I look forward to that, but again, my views on this issue are fully thought through, in terms of my experience and my belief that striking Syria will not make things better — it will make them worse." New York Senators Kirstin Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer are counted as undecided as of Sept. 6. President Barack Obama is asking Congress for authorization to bomb Syria after the regime killed many Syrians with chemical weapons recently. Gibson makes several public appearances this weekend, including: Sat., Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Drum Boogie Festival Opening Ceremony, Andy Lee Field, Woodstock; and 2 p.m. at the 125th Anniversary Greene County Fire Convention Parade, from Jefferson Heights into Catskill. Also, Sun., Sept. 8 Gibson is at the HITS On The Hudson Fourth Annual Zoetis Grand Prix horse event in Saugerties. See the full story in The Washington Post.