LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Talk about an issue to jump right into when congress resumes next week, but that's the quandary lawmakers face over Syria including Nevada's six-member Washington delegation.
News 3's Jeff Gillan spoke with our newest member in the nation’s capital, Thursday on news 3 live at 3.
With few exceptions, Nevada’s congressional delegation continues to struggle with what to do about Syria -- including Steven Horsford, the state's newest congressman, who is facing his toughest vote.
Horsford was Gillan's guest Thursday on News 3 live at 3.
Among our delegation, only Majority Leader Harry Reid has clearly come out in favor of action.
What gives Horsford heartburn is the fact more countries have not signed on to a Syria attack...even in the face of evidence Damascus killed its own people with chemical weapons:
“There's some 180 countries that agreed to this standard; I don't think it should be the U.S. alone...or a limited group of countries...that should be involved in this,” Horsford said.
Horsford has seen classified evidence. While he can't get specific, he says the White House should release some of it.
“There's information about types of chemical weapons and amount of chemical weapons...and the fact that it's not just Syria...we have threats in other places,” Horsford said.
Horsford is serving his first term in a district both urban and rural. He will soon have a tough choice.