Hahn on U.S. Intervention in Syria: ‘I Would Not Vote for It Today’
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — In an impromptu news conference at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday evening, Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) said that although she was convinced chemical weapons had been used in Syria, she was not willing to vote in favor of U.S. military intervention.
“Nothing today moved me closer to yes,” Hahn said, standing in a baggage claim area at LAX. The Democratic Congresswoman had just returned from Washington, where she and approximately 100 other lawmakers met with top Obama administration officials for a classified briefing on Syria.
Many of those lawmakers — Republicans and Democrats alike — left the session skeptical and with major concerns about the language in President Barack Obama’s proposal.
“I was convinced that chemical weapons had been used. That’s what I came away completely convinced [of],” Hahn said. “Who ordered that attack? Not so sure. And, again, I’m still not convinced that this is a war we need to engage in right now.”
CNN contributed to this report.