Tom Rice Pressured On Syria Vote
U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (RINO-S.C.) is being blasted for not heeding the wishes of his district by taking a firm stand against American intervention in the Syrian civil war.
Along with U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn and Joe Wilson, Rice is currently “undecided” on whether to support a resolution authorizing military force against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Earlier this week Rice asked his constituents to vote in an online poll on the issue, and a whopping 71 percent of respondents said they opposed authorizing military strikes against Syrian. Rice remained unconvinced, though, saying he “will listen to the President’s argument for retaliation.”
Wait … retaliation?
What in the hell is this doofus talking about? Did Syria attack America and somebody forget to tell us?
Limited government advocates in Rice’s district are not pleased with his stance.
“He requested responses from and got with a resounding “NO” from the people he represents in the U.S. House,” the website Carolina Patriots noted.
Indeed. Rice needs to get a clue. He may be a warmongering Lindsey Graham wanna-be, but this is a gut check vote – and one he better get right. It’s also a major test for S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, whose endorsement provided Rice with his margin of victory in last year’s GOP primary.