Syria Debate Continues

Syria Debate Continues

White House continues to push for military strikes in response to use of chemical weapons.
(NBC News)As President Obama attends the G20 summit focused on economic policy, the phones on Capitol Hill are ringing off the hook over his push for military intervention in Syria.
While there is no official tally, but those managing the phones in congressional offices say most who call want the United States to stay out of Syria.
That was certainly the case in the office of New Hampshire democrat, Carol Shea-Porter whose district is typically divided on most everything, but not Syria.

"Not at all.  No space between them.  I've never seen this, ever. Almost everybody says no to these airstrikes.

The emails the Congresswoman has received are also opposed to U.S. Intervention.

"I don't understand why the President wants to strike it's a civil war in a country not allied with ours and we have no business putting our nose in it," said one email. 

Senators are hearing the same thing, but some, like Intelligence Committee Chair, Dianne Feinstein of California say they'll vote yes on striking Syria despite what voters say.

"What's coming in is overwhelmingly negative. There's no question about that.  But you see they don't know what i know.  They haven't heard what i heard," Feinstein said.
Lawmakers are getting classified briefings.

Nevada's Dina Titus is not convinced.

"Well I wanna know what the end game is, I wanna be sure that the evidence is there that this really did happen," said Titus. 

President Obama,  at the G20 in Russia, is under pressure to come back and address the American people to get the public and Congress behind striking Syria or face defeat.

Congresswoman Shea-Porter predicts the house will defeat the measure. 

"And you think the house might vote no?  I think they might, yes."

And that would nullify any green light from the Senate.
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