Heinrich alone in support of strike

September 11, 2013 • Local News, National News

Jill McLaughlin
Record Staff Writer

First-time Democrat Sen. Martin Heinrich remained the only New Mexico congressional representative to say he’ll vote for a Senate resolution authorizing a U.S. strike in Syria, following President Barack Obama’s speech Tuesday night.

Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, and Rep. Steve Pearce, R-Dist. 2, say they are opposed to the use of U.S. military action in Syria over its use of chemical weapons against its own people.

Udall said he was not assured that targeted military strikes would end U.S. involvement in the situation.

“No matter what the administration says, this is an act of war,” Udall told New Mexico press Tuesday. “There is no end game here. Let me be crystal clear: If Iran attacks us, or our allies (following the strike)—we will respond.”

A vote pushed by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., stalled after diplomatic negotiations Login to read more

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