SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Members of Maine's congressional delegation continue to struggle with their votes on military action in Syria.
At a ribbon cutting Monday morning, Senator Angus King (I-Maine) said he had lost sleep over making his decision. He says he's trying to figure out whether it's a bigger risk to go into Syria or stay out.
"This is an important decision that could have ramifications that could go on for years either way, so it deserves a deep thoughtful consideration. I didn't sleep very well last night," King said.
Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) also has not made up her mind, nor has Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME2). Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME1) has said she is "inclined to vote no," though she plans to listen to briefings this week before making a final decision.
Andy Smith, the director of the UNH Survey Center, says politically, this is a tough vote for members of Congress. They have to weigh the potential effect this vote has on US standing in the world, alongside the fact that their constituents don't want military action.
Smith said, "If this were just a matter of international politics, we'd go in, no question. If this is just a matter of domestic politics, the American public wouldn't have anything to do with this."