U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga-14) gave a statement Saturday afternoon praising President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional authorization of military strikes against the Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria.
"I welcome the president's decision to seek congressional authorization for military action in Syria, and I look forward to the important national debate in the days ahead", said Graves. "In seeking support and legitimacy from Congress, President Obama must clearly explain to the American people what our objectives are in Syria and to what extent our military and treasury will be used to achieve those ends."
From his statement, it is unclear if Graves will vote in favor of American involvement in Syria.
President Obama gave a speech earlier on Saturday voicing his strong support for U.S. intervention in the region, but agreed that Congress should be able to debate and vote on the issue first.
The U.S. House of Representatives certainly offers the most challenges for the President on this issue. The Republican-led lower chamber has been divided in recent years among party lines as well as within the Republican Party.
Even Democrats, who have supported Obama passionately and consistently, appear to be skeptical on the Syrian issue. Two Georgia Democrats and House members, Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga-04) and David Scott (D-Ga-13), gave statements Friday and Saturday against military involvement.