Justin Amash

Amash Tells Lawmakers Who Support Syria Intervention They "Might as Well Start Cleaning Out" Their Office

Shooting cruise missiles at Syria not very popular among Americans


GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Federal lawmakers who plan to vote in favor of a U.S. military strike against Syria "might as well start cleaning out" their office, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash said Thursday.

Amash, R-Cascade Township, tweeted that the "unprecedented level of public opposition" to military intervention in the country should beg for dissenting votes.

"If you're voting yes on military action in #Syria, might as well start cleaning out your office," Amash tweeted Thursday afternoon. "Unprecedented level of public opposition."

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  1. I definitely sympathize, though I think he’s overestimating the real depth of public opposition. Absent significant US losses or other obvious blowback, I’m afraid the voting public doesn’t give all that strong of a damn where we drop bombs. At least that concern is minimal compared to the usual “we’ve gotta vote for ‘our guy’ to keep ‘their guy’ out” tribalism that frames most elections.

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