U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, Democrat representing Georgia's fourth congressional district, released a statement on Saturday voicing his doubts about military action against the Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria.
President Barack Obama gave a speech earlier on Saturday in support of military strikes against the Syrian government, but the president also said he will seek congressional authorization for the military involvement.
“I don’t believe the President needs Congressional approval to conduct limited strikes in Syria, however I respect his decision to seek authorization," said Johnson. "At this time, I am deeply skeptical that use of force is in our national interest.”
Johnson joins another Georgia Democrat and member of the House of Representatives Rep. David Scott (D-Ga-13), who also cautioned against further involvement in the Middle East in Friday's radio interview with NPR.