President Barack Obama plans to meet with Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Monday at the White House in an attempt to drum up support for limited military strikes against Syria, The Hill reported.
McCain and Graham released a joint statement on Saturday that expressed their support for military action while cautioning that they believe isolated military strikes don't go far enough to deter the Assad regime.
"However, we cannot in good conscience support isolated military strikes in Syria that are not part of an overall strategy that can change the momentum on the battlefield, achieve the President's stated goal of Assad's removal from power, and bring an end to this conflict, which is a growing threat to our national security interests," the statement read. "Anything short of this would be an inadequate response to the crimes against humanity that Assad and his forces are committing."