A third member of Hawaii's congressional delegation is opposed to a United States military strike in Syria. Early Monday morning, U-S Representative Tulsi Gabbard said she would vote against a resolution authorizing military intervention against the Assad regime. Gabbard joins fellow representative Colleen Hanabusa and Senator Brian Schatz who have both declared their opposition to the plan. Gabbard said in a statement that "military action will undermine our national defense, as even a limited strike could very easily escalate into a regional conflict, stretching thin a military that has been at war for more than 12 years." Gabbard says she is concerned that a strike in Syria could increase the chance chemical weapons could fall into the hands of more dangerous groups, including factions associated with al-Qaeda. U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono is as yet undecided on the proposal.