Justin Amash

Rep. Amash: Obama 'Embellished' Info About Syria

The more he learns, the more skeptical he is about strikes


Rep. Justin Amash told CBS host Bob Schieffer Sunday that President Obama "embellished" some of the information regarding Syria, and that Obama's public statements are stronger than the information given to Congress during classified briefings.

"I think that there are some things that are being embellished in the public statements, and I would ask the administration to be more forward with the public about this because we all need to have the information," the Michigan Republican said.

Amash added that the briefings that have been held on Capitol Hill in the past week "haven't given me comfort" and have "actually made me more skeptical about the situation."