Congress Faces Uphill Battle

Congress Faces Uphill Battle

As the White White continues its push members of Congress to support Syrian intervention, the American public is voicing their opposition to lawmakers.
(NBC News) President Barack Obama, arguing for an attack on Syria but confronted with a war-weary public and deep skepticism in Congress, is considering the gravest option any president has to sell a military strike -- a prime-time address to the nation.

Members of Congress, during two days of occasionally combative hearings on Syria earlier this week, have pushed for the president to make a more direct case to the public before the United States punishes Syria for using chemical weapons.

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., asked Secretary of State John Kerry at a hearing Wednesday whether the president will speak from the Oval Office "in one of the coming evenings." Kerry answered: "I have no doubt the president will."

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