St. Louis Public Radio News
9:45 am
Fri October 4, 2002

Constituents Wait for Gephardt to Change War Stance

St. Louis, MO – They may be waiting a long time. Half a dozen St. Louis-area citizens are staking out the offices of House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt in hopes he will change
his stance on war with Iraq.

Anti-war advocates showed up at Gephardt's St. Louis office at 9 a.m. They say they will wait until he announces publicly that he is withdrawing endorsement of a war resolution authorizing use of force on Iraq.

On Wednesday, Gephardt announced an agreement with the White House on the text of a resolution that would give President Bush authority to go to war with Iraq.

Gephardt spokeswoman Adella Jones said staff listened to the group's concerns. Gephardt was attending a memorial for late Democratic Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink in Hawaii.