President Barack Obama this weekend said he will let the U.S. Congress decide on whether to attack Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad that is reported to have killed more than 1,400 people and violated international rules of war.
As Americans are "weary of war," the president said in his Saturday address to the public that putting the decision in the hands of the people's representatives was more in line with the country's democratic ideals. "I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course, and our actions will be even more effective," he said.
So as Congressional committees grill Secretary of State John Kerry and Congress prepares to vote on whether or not to strike Syria, how do you think your Congressman, Rep. David Cicilline, should vote? Cicilline is in favor of a response, but has not specified what form he believes it should take.
"These atrocities demand a strong response from the international community," Cicilline wrote on his website. "The American people deserve a thorough discussion of any potential military action against Syria, and I applaud the President's decision to seek Congressional authorization for the use of force.
Now is the time to tell him where you stand. Should Cicilline vote in favor of the Syria attack? Vote in the comments section below and share your thoughts on the crisis.