BUFFALO, NY - "The people of the United States are sick and tired of war and we need to nation build at home."
Those are the words from Congressman Brian Higgins Wednesday. Higgins was present at Wednesday's foreign affairs committee hearings in Washington where they discussed the situation and justifications of a military strike in Syria.
Higgins says he listened to the speakers which included Secretary of State John Kerry, but he still remains adamantly opposed to any military strike and plans to vote against any resolution the house votes on next week.
"What's going on in Syria is a civil war, ethnic conflict has nothing to do with freedom and democracy. It's two sides, one a dictator, the other islamic extremists looking to control the country. There are no good military choices for the United States."
Higgins is a member of the foreign affairs committee and says a full house and senate vote on the matter should take place next week.