Rep: Mullin: Kerry Sounds Like 'Used Car Salesman' on Syria

Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 12:20 PM

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Rep. Markwayne Mullin offered a harsh assessment of Secretary of State John Kerry's congressional briefing Monday on Syria, saying he sounded like a "used car salesman."

"Secretary Kerry sounded more like a used car salesman than he did the secretary of state," the Oklahoma Republican said as he left the briefing, according to The Hill.

Mullin said he was hoping to learn more about who in Syria would benefit from a U.S. attack. But Kerry and other top Obama administration officials simply offered a formulaic argument to justify military intervention, he said.

"They were speaking on talking points . . . and stuck with it. There's not one single thing that we learned in that meeting that you haven't reported on," he told The Hill.

Mullin said he plans to vote against authorizing Obama to mount a military attack if it comes to that, partly because of Kerry's briefing.

"These are two sides that don't like us, and they're fighting each other," the congressman said of Syrian civil war. "Which side are we going to help? I can't figure that one out. That's what I was hoping they would at least put some clarity to . . . and still I can't see it."

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