WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia First District Congressman David McKinley said Wednesday he’s still a “no” vote when it comes to using U.S. military force in Syria.
During an appearance on MetroNews Talkline McKinley said if he had to vote today the vote would still be against using force. The representative said he still has a lot of questions about President Barack Obama’s plan.
“I want to hear more information,” McKinley said. He’s scheduled to be part of some briefings next week.
“You’ve got to be responsible here. We’re putting potentially men and women in harm’s way. I want to make sure I’m making the right decision. If there is a national security issue I need to hear it,” he said.
Rep. McKinley hosted a town hall meeting in Bethany Tuesday night. He said there was no doubt where residents stood.
“The people before and after the meeting and calls to our office, the people are overwhelmingly against American involvement,” he said.
McKinley appeared to be leaving the door open slightly for agreement on the resolution.
“As a businessman I use a lot of input before I make a decision but for what I have it’s a ‘no’ vote. If they give me information I’ll consider that.”