Posted: Aug 30, 2013 10:17 PM by MTN News
Congressman Steve Daines was in Fairfield on Friday for his "Coffee with the Congressman" tour where he spoke about America's potential military action against Syria, among other things.
Some residents in attendance wanted to know Daines' stance on whether or not President Obama should receive approval from Congress first, before deciding whether the U.S. should take action against Syria's chemical attacks.
Daines said just two days ago that he and more than 100 members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama saying he does need the support of Congress.
Daines has also been asking Montanans what they want.
"These are conflicts that go back thousands of years and Montanans are telling me 'we don't want to see us go into another conflict here where the objective is not clear, where the outcome is not certain, where we're likely to spend a lot of money and cost american lives and I don't think we should be in Syria," Daines said.
He also spoke to residents about the national debt, management of wildland fires, and job creation in Big Sky Country.