State Senator Lou Correa has been pretty elusive about his vote on SJR1, the resolution opposing the troop surge in Iraq.Ã‚Â And today he officially went on the record with the Orange County Register Sacramento reporter Brian Joseph:
For days now, Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, has taken heat from the folks over at theliberalOC.com blog for not publicly saying why he voted against a resolution urging Congress and President Bush not to increase U.S. involvement in Iraq.Well, I got an answer this morning on the Senate floor. Correa said his vote shouldn’t be taken as support for the Iraq war. Rather, he thinks the resolution by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, addressed the wrong issue. Instead of opposing troop buildup, he said the United States needs to decide whether it should still be in Iraq at all.
Read all of Brian’s story here.