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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott: Overwhelming opposition to getting re-involved in a ground war in Iraq

June 23, 2014
In The News

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott said he's pleased Obama has flatly ruled out sending ground troops back into Iraq.

"I think there's just an overwhelming opposition to getting re-involved in a ground war in Iraq," Scott said, adding that the president should keep the option open to intervene in some other way if necessary.

"It's an evolving situation," said Scott, a Democrat whose district includes Portsmouth and parts of Hampton and Newport News. "If there's something we can do that would be constructive, he didn't want to rule that out."