Democrat to Vote 'No' on Part of President Obama's ISIS Plan
September 16th, 2014
10:11 AM ET

Democrat to Vote 'No' on Part of President Obama's ISIS Plan

A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.

Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama said new airstrikes would aim to help Iraqi forces on the offensive against the Islamist militants. 

Obama also said airstrikes would include ISIS targets in Syria.

And last week he asked Congress for authorization to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels.

On “New Day” Tuesday, Senator Joe Manchin, (D) West Virginia, commended President Obama for having a plan, but he disagreed with arming Syrian rebels and said he's willing to shut down the government over it.

“I do not believe any way, shape or form that we should be over there trying to pick sides of who we're going to arm, who we're going to train," Manchin said.

The senator added that he would vote no "to arm, to train, to spend $500 million in Syria and on Syrian rebels who I don't know who they are, what they're going to do, and if they're ever going to be loyal to America."

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  1. airjackie

    Joe just takes the money and does as his donors direct him. First he attacked Obamacare as his State has 91% of the citizens who need it. Then he cut food stamps when 98% of his State use fed programs but Joe is pushing for mining to be unregulated as people get sick from spills. President Cheney has made his orders known to his team and Joe is on the team. Joe is ready to Impeach Obama just because it is ordered to. I saw the interviews of some citizens of West Virginia who are racist but wont Obamacare. If Obama says yes Joe says NO.

    September 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm | Reply

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