Republican legislators Jim Inhofe and Peter King both told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that they did not think Congress would approve military intervention in Syria—yet.
“I don’t think they will,” Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe said of Congress’ authorization.
“A week ago I said I would oppose going in and having military intervention against Syria,” Inhofe said. “It may sound real easy when people like Secretary [John] Kerry say it’s going to be quick, and we’re going to go in and we’re going to send a few cruise missiles and wash our hands and go home. This is going to be a war in the Middle East, and it’s serious.”
“If the vote were today, it would probably be a no vote,” New York Congressman Peter King said. “I’m hoping by the time next week comes around, and hopefully the President can make his case, that he will be able to get a majority of the House of Representatives. Right now, it will be very difficult.”
“Right now, we do have an increasing isolationist wing of the party,” King added, “that I think is very damaging to the party and to our nation.”
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