Senior officials in the Obama administration said that President Obama may still decide to strike Syria even if Congress disapproves of military action, CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted Saturday.
Sr. Admin Officials expect Congress to authorize strike against Syria, but don’t rule out Pres. Obama might act if Congress disapproves.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) August 31, 2013
The House is set to vote on military action in Syria the week of September 9, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said in a statement Saturday.
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