U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga-01) released a statement Tuesday night, after President Barack Obama gave a speech to the nation urging lawmakers to support his military operation in Syria, and it appears the Georgia lawmaker is still not ready to authorize the strikes.
"Tonight, President Obama said what he had to say," said Kingston. "He did not have the votes in Congress, the support of the American people, or the aid of the international community. The speech was a polished version of the existing facts, a summary of what everyone has already concluded."
Those existing facts are not enough for Kingston to vote in favor of the S.J. resolution 21 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The vote was scheduled for today, but the President asked Congress to hold the vote while he's pursuing more diplomatic options.
A week ago, Kingston stated that he is most likely going to vote against the resolution, but was open to discussion.
“I'm not inclined to support military action in Syria but do believe it deserves a full debate,” he said.