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5:44 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Womack: Opposed To Military Action Against Syria

Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack says he's voting against military action in Syria.

Steve Womack
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack

The two-term congressman from northwest Arkansas announced Monday that he's opposed to President Barack Obama's request to use military force against Syria, which U.S officials say killed more than 1,400 civilians with chemical weapons last month. 

Womack had previously said he was leaning against the request. Womack on Monday said he had heard from constituents who don't support intervention, and said he didn't believe it was in the nation's interest.

Republican Rep. Tom Cotton is the only member of the state's delegation to back military action against Syria, with others announcing opposition to the move.