Friday, September 6, 2013

Udall on Meet the Press Sunday

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico will appear on NBC's Meet the Press to discuss Syria Sunday morning, his office confirmed.

Udall,  a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted against the resolution for military action  in Syria earlier this week, one of only two Democrats to vote no.

“We should not take it lightly that the American people are not with us. New Mexicans are tired of war,” Udall said in a statement following the vote. “They know what the administration is proposing won’t provide us assurance that Assad will not attack again – that it won’t ensure that his regime will not retaliate in some way.

“The truth is that we cannot guarantee that even a ‘surgical’ strike will prevent the United States from being embroiled in war,” Udall said. “We should not enter into a conflict until we’ve exhausted every diplomatic and international option. We have not done that. The risks of the actions we are contemplating now are too great.”

Other scheduled guests on Meet the Press Sunday include White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough; and U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.

Meet the Press airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on KOB, Channel 4.