"Yes, I'm supporting the president at this point. ... I'm hopeful [about ] this Russian offer. But Russia's been jacking around for two and a half years ... At the end of the day, now that they got religion, fine. i don't care. I'm result-oriented.
"I hate war. I hate military action. I think it's a necessary evil sometimes, and oftentimes it's not necessary. But in this situation ... If we can do something about it we should.
"A lot of my friends, they're surprised about my position on this. They really shouldn't be. ... I've never said I was a pacifist.
"It's not popular, I can tell you that. My district's not too happy about the president's proposal. ... But you know, every two years they get to decide whether they want me to come back or not."