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Johnson votes against Syria strike

Most Wisconsin leaders leaning toward opposing military action

2:47 PM, Sep. 5, 2013
Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks about President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria during a broadcast interview on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks about President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria during a broadcast interview on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday voted against authorizing U.S. military strikes in Syria, but the resolution still passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and now heads to the full Senate for a vote.

Johnson said in an interview after the vote that he still had too many unanswered questions to support the measure. He said he and other senators were not given adequate time to debate it, the American people don't support it, and Obama administration officials haven't sold Johnson on it.

"If you're going to commit the finest among us to military action, you need to be ...

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