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The Athens Review
WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) – a leading conservative and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee – joined his House colleagues Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Scott Perry (R-PA) on CBS Evening News Tuesday to discuss the current situation in Syria, the president’s proposed military strike, and what he is hearing from the constituents of the Fifth Congressional District about both.
Hensarling on why the American people are against military action in Syria:
“I think the American people know – painfully, from recent history – that it's much easier to get into one of these conflicts than it is to get out of one of these conflicts. And I think the American people are studying this issue carefully, and they know it's very hard to find people who wear the white hats in Syria.”
Hensarling on what President Obama needed to say in his address Tuesday to change the opinions of the American people:
“What he does have to convince me of, and the people of the Fifth Congressional District of Texas, is that there is an imminent threat to the security interests of the United States of America.”