N.M. Sen. Heinrich supports resolution on action in Syria

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Sen. Heinrich says he'll vote for a Senate resolution authorizing U.S. military action in Syria.

The first-term Democrat says he doesn't support sending American troops into Syria but says it's essential to deter the regime of Bashar al-Assad from again using poison gas.

Heinrich acknowledges that his decision runs counter to the positions of many of his closest supporters but he says he's convinced it is the right decision.

Heinrich disclosed his decision in a letter to constituents.

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