The GOP Establishment and their kronies are leading the fight to give President Obama his $500 million for weapons and training for Syrian Rebels. These are the same big government types who think that money can solve everything, that we should be the world police, and that we should give the President whatever he wants.
It’s no surprise that GOP Establishment figures like Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn stated,
“I do have questions about how the different rebel groups will be vetted. That said, I will support the authority and the money to equip the troops.”
And this is the man who wants to be the Senate Majority Whip?
Thankfully, the past two election cycles have brought fresh conservative voices who are making a difference in Washington D.C. They are demanding the the GOP establishment return to the roots of the Republican Party and stop trying to be just “less bad” than the Democrats.
Roll Call reported:
As for how many Republicans will oppose the Syria amendment, no one seems to know. Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., predicted that only 10 to 15 Republicans would vote no. Rep. John Fleming, R-La., said he thinks there would be more than 20. Both predictions appear to be conservative projections from two members who are opposed to the amendment themselves.
At the Tuesday morning conference meeting, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, handed out a nine-page document, titled “Our ‘Vetted Moderate’ Syrian Rebel Allies,” which outlined various concerns with arming the Syrian rebels.
Georgia Republican Austin Scott told CQ Roll Call Tuesday morning that if the Syria amendment is attached to the CR, he’d be voting against the spending bill. “Every time the United States has gotten into a war, it has started with something like this,” Scott said.
Many other Republicans have expressed to CQ Roll Call their opposition to the Syria amendment over the last two days. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., said he is concerned the Obama administration’s proposal was more about arming opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad than it was about defeating ISIL.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said members voting for the amendment were “tacitly” voting to authorize war in Syria. And Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., said while it isn’t clear what arming Syrian rebels would do, it is clear that it wouldn’t be enough to defeat ISIL.
GOP leadership, meanwhile, doesn’t seem worried about the vote. When Rep. Matt Salmon spoke over the phone with Majority Whip Steve Scalise to express opposition to the Syria amendment, Scalise didn’t try to twist the Arizona Republican’s arm. Instead, the Louisiana Republican told Salmon to go to the House floor and speak his mind.
“They’re not lobbying very intensely for us,” Salmon said.
These members are standing strong against the Republican Establishment. Jam the phone lines and urge your members to vote NO on the Syria Amendment and NO on the Continuing Resolution that extends the life of the Export-Import Bank!