NEVADA (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Nevada representatives say they have been flooded with calls, e-mails and even tweets about the possible strike on Syria.
In a 10-7 vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of a military strike in Syria, now it's up to Congress to give the final go ahead.
Congressman Steven Horsford says, "I like many other members take this decision to authorize a strike very seriously."
Congressman Horsford used the words "horrendous" and "reprehensible" to describe what's going on in Syria, but he says he is still undecided as to which way he will vote. Horsford says he has called for transparency of the information that he and other members of congress are entitled to, "I think there needs to be more transparency, ya know, if we have these threats then the American public needs to understand what those threats are and if we strike, why it's in our national interest to do so."
A sentiment shared by many Americans, especially those of you who commented on our News 4 Facebook page tonight, September 5, 2013.
Congressman Horsford says, "Anytime the men and women who sacrifice to serve our country, anytime their lives are put at risk it's a serious decision and one that I don't take lightly."
Major Dennis Fournier, Spokesman for the Nevada Military Department says, "As military members it's not our job to opine on the discussions and the decisions of elected leadership. It's rather our job to be ready, fit and capable of carrying out our mission when the call and if the call comes in."
While many elected leaders are undecided, Senator Harry Reid has made his stance known, "I am totally in favor of our doing something to make sure that Assad suffers as a result of what he did."
However, not every representative is convinced, "I'm just trying to make sure that we have all the facts that I can make an informed decision and one is that is in the best interest of the United States," said Congressman Horsford.
Nevada Representative Contact Information:
Congressman Steven Horsford: http://horsford.house.gov/
Congressman Mark Amodei: http://amodei.house.gov/
Congresswoman Dina Titus: http://titus.house.gov/
Congressman Joe Heck: http://heck.house.gov/