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CA Democratic "Liberal" Senator Boxer Voted For Criminal War On Syria
The "liberal" Democratic California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer voted to support the criminal illegal war against Syria. This is the logic of those people who continue to support the Democrats as an alternative
CA Democratic Senator Boxer Voted For Criminal War On Syria
Who voted for the Syria resolution?
By Ed O'Keefe, Published: September 4 at 3:50 pmE-mail the writer
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Wednesday to approve a resolution authorizing U.S. military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) takes questions from reporters Tuesday in his committee room. (The Washington Post)
The committee spent most of Wednesday debating the merits of a resolution behind closed doors and for about an hour in public.
So how did senators vote? Here’s a breakdown:
Final tally: 10 to 7, with one senator voting present.
Who voted yes?: Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) (by proxy — was absent due to the Jewish holiday), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.). Ranking member Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Who voted no?: Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.)