He’s already been vacillating on his support for Obama’s Syrian folly, and this can’t help but further dissuade him from supporting the hugely unpopular mission.
Sen. John McCain, whose endorsement of President Barack Obama’s plan to launch military strikes against Syria provided the president a key Republican backer, faced vocal opponents of military action during a town hall in Arizona Thursday.
McCain has long advocated a more muscular American approach toward Syria, calling for a plan to oust President Bashar al-Assad from power. But on Thursday many people who showed up to a town hall in Phoenix said that getting more involved in the civil war would lead to unintended consequences.
“We didn’t send you to make war for us. We sent you to stop the war,” one man said to applause.
Another man, holding a bag of marshmallows, declared Congress was going soft on its duties to represent voters.
“This is what I think of Congress,” he told McCain. “They are a bunch of marshmallows. That’s what they are. That’s what they’ve become. Why are you not listening to the people and staying out of Syria? It’s not our fight.”
Obama has been pressing lawmakers this week to support his plan of limited strikes in Syria that would punish Assad’s regime for an alleged chemical weapons attack in August. But some members of Congress – both Democrats and Republicans – are wary of getting involved in another conflict overseas.
Here’s video of an emotional woman, via The Blaze.
McCain looks very uneasy. Nice added touch how she says she’s supported him going back to The Keating Five. Zing! He looks like he’d rather be playing video poker.