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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -

This week he is visiting hospitals. Next week he will be in the nation's capitol as the debate to launch a military strike against Syria rages on.

Alabama U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions spoke with us in detail yesterday, September 6, about the possibility of war.

"My constituents are calling me and saying, "Don't get us involved in some internal civil war in Syria.' We are having a large number of calls that say that very clearly," Senator Sessions said.

Sessions didn't say which way he planned on voting just yet, but says he does not agree with President Obama's plan.

"I'm uneasy about it, his request that he sent over was way to broad. It had no limit on it, no limit on time, no limit on people, it is unacceptable," Senator Sessions said.

Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are undecided on what to do about Syria. Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop in particular, while praising the president for seeking help from Congress, released this statement earlier this week on his position:

"Without a doubt, the use of chemical weapons flies in the face of established international agreements and is an abomination of basic human rights. While I applaud the President's efforts to reach out to Congress, any proposal to be voted upon should enumerate clear-cut objectives, should be thoroughly debated, and should keep in mind the full consequences of increased military action in the Middle East. I am currently waiting for Monday's classified Congressional briefing and specific details regarding the language of the resolution that will be voted upon in the House before making a final decision."

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