Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) has been a very outspoken opponent of any military intervention in Syria. He has been all over the media warning that we as a nation should not strike Syria, and he has even used social media sites to warn his fellow Congress members that if they vote for military action next week, they might as well clean out their desks because of unprecedented public opposition against it.
Now Rep. Amash has taken to Twitter to inform the American people that if we could read the classified documents touted by our White House to justify strikes in Syria, we’d be “even more against Syria action”.
The Tweet followed his admission that he was even more skeptical following another Syria briefing and a call for the Obama Administration to correct public statements that he claims are inconsistent with the information he received at the briefings because the “public must have facts”.
Rep. Amash was also vocal regarding the fact that many members of Congress were never briefed on the NSA’s surveillance programs that ignore the Constitution by collecting data on every single American citizen. Last summer Rep. Amash introduced an amendment that would have prevented the NSA from collecting data on Americans who are not currently under investigation, but it lost by a sorry 12 votes in the House, 205-217.