Rep. Jared Polis Opposes Syria Attack

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – Another member of Colorado’s congressional delegation is opposing attacking Syria.

On Tuesday Democratic Rep. Jared Polis joined Republican Rep. Scott Tipton in saying he wouldn’t support military action there in response to the use of chemical weapons.

Polis ran against the war in Iraq and, in a column in the Loveland Reporter-Herald, he said he’s in a position to stop “another unnecessary war before it begins.”

He cited the possibility of killing innocent civilians in a strike and wariness over whether it might end up helping extremist rebels rather than more moderate fighters. He also said a strike wouldn’t make the United States safer.

The five other House members from Colorado haven’t announced their positions yet.

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