When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.) came together to support a missile attack on Syria, Rep. Mike Quigley (R-Ill) found their positions, "wildly confusing."
Rep. Quigley went on to say, "when it comes to declaring war, we can reach a consensus in our leadership. When it comes to building schools, funding health care, deciding what to do with the debt and deficit, it's just not going to happen."
Quigley a Democrat represents a district, the 5th that made up of parts of the north side and western suburbs. He has served since 2009.
Representative Bill Foster (D-13) of Naperville said, "People are war weary, and I'm war weary."
Foster went on to say, "Everyone acknowledges chemical weapons are a horrible thing, and no one wants to live in a world where there are chemical weapons. So the idea of doing nothing is not very appealing to people.
"On the other hand, there are a lot of worries that we're getting into a situation that will be very difficult to extract ourselves from, or that we would destabilize the region and leave it worse."
An informal count by the Chicago Tribune found the majority of calls to lawmakers are against military intervention.