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Rep. Barbara Boxer defines her position on Syria

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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talks to reporters before heading into a members-only classified briefing about Syria at the U.S. Capitol September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

When it comes to how California politicians feel about Syria, it's not what you might expect. Liberals are more inclined to support the military option -- or remain undecided -- while the majority of the state's conservatives oppose it.

Congressman John Campbell of Irvine summed it up in just six simple words: "We should stay out of it."

As for Democrats, some top lawmakers known for opposing wars in the past now support the President.  

Senator Barbara Boxer, who sits on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, voted against the war in Iraq more than a decade ago. She also opposed Obama's military surge in Afghanistan in 2009.

She joins the show to define her position on Syria.


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