Rep. Scott: Tired Of U.S. Getting Involved World’s Disputes : NPR

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Sep

Rep. Scott: Tired Of U.S. Getting Involved World’s Disputes : NPR

Much of the debate over a strike on Syria is taking place in Washington, D.C., while lawmakers are out of the capital on recess. Back in their home districts, they’re hearing what their constituents think and are worried about.

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Adam Ragusea was at one gathering, a town hall meeting last night.

ADAM RAGUSEA, BYLINE: Thomasville, Ga., is the deepest of the Deep South. Beth Grant, a retired mental health counselor who lives here, points out that Thomasville is, or was, the end of the line.

BETH GRANT: Right before the Civil War, right before there were any railroad lines to Florida, this was as far South as you could get on the railroad.

RAGUSEA: Now it’s the southern outpost of Congressman Austin Scott’s territory. He’s a Republican elected during the Tea Party wave of 2010, after legislators redrew the district. Down here, a lot of people seem to like their conservative man in the House. As they gather in the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce building for a town hall, Syria is not the first thing on their minds.

ERIC MORTENSEN: I’m singularly focused on the Second Amendment.

RAGUSEA: Eric Mortensen of Nashville, Ga., is retired Air Force. And why is Beth Grant here to see Congressman Scott?

GRANT: I’ve been real concerned about everything I’ve seen from him about science denial – not just climate change, but all kinds of science denial.

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