Clyburn Statement On Libya Resolutions

Jun 3, 2011 Issues: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs


WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today announces his opposition to two resolutions on the House floor concerning Libya. 

“The House made its position on Libya clear with last week’s amendment to the national Defense Authorization Act.  We do not support boots on the ground in Libya.  

“However, we have a vital interest in the region, and we cannot turn our backs on our commitment to our troops and our participation in the NATO coalition.  Neither the Boehner nor the Kucinich resolutions strengthens our position in this regard, and I cannot in good conscience support these measures.”