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As the only Republican left in Congress who voted against going to war in Iraq in 2002, I have been asked whether there are lessons that apply today to the situation in Syria.
Representative John Duncan of Tennessee can still remember being hauled into the George W. Bush White House when “they found out I was leaning against (the Iraq War).”
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., a Republican who represents Tennessee’s 2nd District that includes Blount County, gave his own response to the rising call to enter into this convoluted fight. In a statement, he said: “I am opposed to the U.S. getting involved in another war in the Middle East.”
“I believe in helping out when we can, but there are limits,” he said. “We need to start taking care of our own people, and stop trying to run the whole world.”
Congressman Jimmy Duncan from Tennessee's 2nd District is voicing his opposition to a possible United States military response to the crisis in Syria.
Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee has introduced legislation that will prevent social media sites from using pictures of minors posted to their sites for commercial purposes, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.
You log onto Facebook, like your favorite sandwich shop, and next thing you know, your photo shows up in an online ad promoting the store. It’s a scenario that happens often on the popular social media site — and one that U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. is looking to curb.
U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., chairman of the panel, joined U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rick Crawford, R-Ark., Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., Daniel Webster, R-Fla., and Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla. on a guided tour of Presidents Island.
Duncan’s push for racial equality has long been a source of pride for his family, said his son, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of Knoxville.
More than 1,800 East Tennessee students left for the nations' capitol Friday morning for AAA Tennessee's 57th annual Safety Patrol trip.