Even Democrats are jumping ship in big numbers on this turkey.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said Sunday that the Obama administration should accept that it doesn’t have the necessary support in Congress to authorize use of force in Syria and should stop asking for a vote.
“If I were the president, I would withdraw my request for the authorization at this particular point,” McGovern said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I don’t believe the support is there in Congress. I think people view war as a last resort, and I don’t think people think that we’re at that point.”
McGovern opposes intervention in Syria, along with other Democrats who have gone against the party line by opposing President Barack Obama. The Huffington Post’s whip count shows there aren’t yet enough votes for Congress to authorize the use of force, although many members are still undecided.