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On the Rise: Rep. Justin Amash emerges as leading anti-war voice

Rep. Justin Amash, at 33, is among the youngest members of Congress. But the ambitious Michigan Republican has emerged as one of Capitol Hill's loudest and most authoritative voices against U.S. military action in Syria, helping shape the anti-war debate while raising his political profile.

Through an exhaustive schedule of town hall meetings — 11 during one two-day stretch— TV show appearances and a continual stream of Twitter posts, Amash has pushed back at President Obama and his own party's leadership for proposing limited airstrikes in Syria.

He boldly accused the administration of fudging evidence to support its premise that the Middle East country's civil war poses a security threat to the U.S.

"There are some things that are being embellished in the [White House's] public statements and I would ask the administration to be more forward with the public about this," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "Based on the objectives that the administration has laid out, based on the strategy they've laid out, I can't come up with a reason right now why the United States should support this action."


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