Correa goes on the record regarding Iraq vote

State Senator Lou Correa has been pretty elusive about his vote on SJR1, the resolution opposing the troop surge in Iraq.  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 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.

  7 comments for “Correa goes on the record regarding Iraq vote

  1. Blogswarm
    February 22, 2007 at 11:39 am

    If you had “10 days” in the blogger pool, you have won the pot. The answer is 10 days.

  2. February 22, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for finally going on record with your reasons for your vote. Imagine how much fuss could have been avoided with a simple answer to a simple question.

  3. February 22, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Is the text of SJR1 available through the state senate website?

    I would like to read it to see if Lou’s argument makes sense.

  4. February 22, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    The resolution can be found at Select the link for Bill Information and type in SJR1 as the bill number, click on the search button and then scrol down to SJR1 (it is #9 on the list).

  5. February 22, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    Well, I’m glad that Lou made a public statement. Now, if only we could have come to this resolution earlier.

  6. joe
    February 22, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    Not very convincing.

  7. February 22, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks Chris!

    I’ll deliver my opinion at Drinking Liberally tonight.

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