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Iowa lawmakers weigh in on Syria

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

President Barack Obama will address America Tuesday night, looking to gain support from lawmakers and the public when it comes to intervention in Syria.

President Obama may have a more difficult time convincing people intervention is necessary as Syria says it will give up control of its chemical weapons.

Now Iowa lawmakers are sounding off on President Obama's proposal.

 "It looks to be like it is an 'out' for the administration that probably went too far out on a limb drawing the 'red line' in a debate with Mitt Romney," said Republican representative Steve King.

"I think all of us have a healthy degree of skepticism about Russia's roll in this entire process, but I do think that the stated goal of placing those chemical weapons under international control and eventually leading to their destruction so they can't be used again is exactly what the international community needs to be doing to put an end to this threat and to have a strong international response to an obvious violation of the Geneva Convention and international law," said Democratic representative Bruce Braley.

Both will vote against U.S. military action in Syria.

You can watch the President's address Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on KWWL.

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