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Local congressmen weigh in on possible military action in Syria

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Local congressmen attended a classified briefing Monday evening, in which the Obama administration continued to make its case for military strikes against Syria.

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said they are still waiting to hear the President's speech Tuesday before making a decision on how they will vote.

On Monday night, both were leaning towards voting against military action.

Johnson said "I don't believe he's (President Obama) made the case of a national security risk or a national security interest at this point that would warrant a military attack."

Johnson said that he is concerned since a military leader has urged a more diplomatic approach. He feels there has been a lack of a cohesive strategy. 

Ryan said "My big question is can we make the situation better and I don't think we can and I think there's a potential for us to make it a lot worse."

Ryan hopes the U.S. can sit down with Russia and Syria in the next few days to try to solve this peacefully.

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