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Almost No One Calling Their Representative Wants War with Syria

I checked in with some congressional offices yesterday to see what their constituents were telling them in calls and e-mails regarding Syria. Turns out those consituents contacting Congress are almost all opposed to taking military action in Syria:

Dan Kotman, communications director for Representative Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), says that Bachmann’s office “has been inundated with phone calls, e-mails, and letters about the situation in Syria.”

“The feedback has been virtually unanimous in opposition to military intervention, a position Rep. Bachmann shares,” Kotman explains. “The total breakdown so far is 641–4 against intervention.”

Representative Justin Amash (R., Mich.) has done a dozen town halls this week. According to his office, he has talked to approximately 600 constituents about Syria and only a “handful” support military intervention.

An aide to Representative Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) e-mails that, as of Thursday, “We have had a little over 800 contacts to our DC and district offices, with about 90 percent being against intervention.”

Representative Paul Broun (R., Ga.) is finding that his constituents, too, disapprove of taking military action. “Over 560 constituents have contacted Broun by phone and e-mail this week and only two of them support military action in Syria,” an aide says. 

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Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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