Obama Makes Calls To Senators On Syria During Overseas Trip

AP

President Barack Obama called a bipartisan group of five senators on Wednesday as part of “continued engagement with members of Congress on Syria,” according to Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes. 

Obama said Wednesday at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden that he believes lawmakers will ultimately approve a resolution allowing him to move forward with limited strikes against Syria, although he does not believe he was required to consult Congress on the matter.

TPM is keeping track of where members of Congress stand on the Syrian intervention vote.

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