Rep. Renee Ellmers

As President Barack Obama is pushing for congressional support for military intervention, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers said she would vote against military action in Syria.

“At this time, I see nothing but hardship, danger, and unprovoked sacrifice on the shoulders of our military, our troops, and their families,” she wrote in a statement. “For these and many other reasons which have been echoed by my constituents, I cannot support military action against Syria at this time.”

Mr. Obama said over the Labor Day weekend he wants to move forward with a limited military strikes, but wanted congressional approval. Legislative leaders said the Syria issue will be at the top of the agenda when Congress reconvenes next week.

Sens. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan support military intervention, but do not support sending troops into Syria. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield said the ”situation deserves careful consideration, looks forward to a thoughtful debate.”

Read Ellmers’ full statement below:

For more than two years we have witnessed the inner turmoil taking place in Syria and the horrendous atrocities executed by the Assad regime. Recently, reports have come out showing that chemical weapons have been used in cowardly attacks that have shocked the world in their brutality. These constitute a threat to our allies in Israel and Jordan and therefore warrant additional debate and preparedness.

But as President Obama and his administration begin to beat the drums of war in an area of the world which has witnessed significant bloodshed and turmoil for decades, we must take caution and ask serious questions regarding our interests and the price to be paid with intervention. We have learned so much from our history of involvement in this part of the world and the fog of war which clouds our judgment between friend and foe, perceived goals and collateral damage.

At this time, I see nothing but hardship, danger, and unprovoked sacrifice on the shoulders of our military, our troops, and their families. For these and many other reasons which have been echoed by my constituents, I cannot support military action against Syria at this time. Our focus must be on rebuilding our economy here at home after struggling for nearly five years under the President Obama’s economy.  Unless further evidence shows a clear threat to our national interests and a clearly defined vision of victory, this will remain my position moving forward.