Breaking: More Senate Democrats Vote For War With Syria Than Republicans, War Looms

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Michael Lotfi is a Persian, American political analyst and adviser living in Nashville, Tennessee where he works as the executive state director for the Tenth Amendment Center. Lotfi graduated in the top 5% of his class with top honors from Belmont University, an award winning, private university located in Nashville, Tennessee.
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This Labor Day weekend played host to a meeting between John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and President Obama at the White House. Obama is seeking help from the two unpopular republican senators in an attempt  to rally Congress to vote for a Syrian attack. Obama just got his wish.

The senate foreign relations committee just voted on and passed a resolution of war with Syria. The House will hold a vote on whether or not to authorize war.

-The resolution passed 10:7

Yes: Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) (by proxy — was absent due to the Jewish holiday), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.). Ranking member Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.).

No: Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

Present: Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)

If Congress is to block a strike on Syria it will almost certainly have to come from the House. However, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) are now at Obama’s side after a meeting today. Regardless of how Congress votes, a Syrian war may be inevitable. Secretary of State John Kerry says that Obama has already made up his mind. When asked if Obama would still strike Syria if Congress voted against intervention- Kerry refused to answer.

 

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5 comments for “Breaking: More Senate Democrats Vote For War With Syria Than Republicans, War Looms

  1. Lelia
    September 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Obama stated clearly that he has the authority to launch the war without Congress, if need be, and he has indicated that he will do so. You can expect nothing less. Clearly, he wants this, to save face. He drew the red line and Assad crossed it without even a nod in Obama’s direction. The only thing said by Syrian factions is that Obama is weak. Meaning they have no respect. We don’t belong in that region, period. It is THEIR civil war, let Alla settle it. It makes me sick, but we are going into WW III. For nothing.

  2. Tom Chesmore
    September 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    The idiot in charge will go and do it anyway since he does not care what anyone thinks. And he must protect his Muslim brothers at any cost to America or her military.

  3. September 5, 2013 at 3:40 am

    tell the house to vote no

  4. Mike
    September 5, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Looks like we know who not to vote for

  5. September 5, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Looks like we might have a nuclear war! They are crazy and we have a retard incontrol!

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