Minnesota’s Republicans in Congress were divided on the question of whether the United States should immediately halt military operations in Libya.
The resolution put forward by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, would have given President Obama 15 days to end U.S. participation in the NATO mission in Libya.
While it failed, 148-265, both Reps. Michele Bachmann and Erik Paulsen supported the measure. All six other members of the Minnesota delegation opposed it.
A competing resolution by House Speaker John Boehner that bans the introduction of U.S. ground forces in Libya and chides the President for not asking Congress for authorization passed the House 268-145.
Of the Minnesota delegation, only DFL Reps. Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum opposed the Boehner resolution.