Democratic Representative: Obama Should Withdraw Request for Approval

by Andrew Johnson

Representative Jim McGovern recommended that the Obama administration drop the president’s request for congressional approval for military action in Syria because he doesn’t have the votes.

“If I were the president, I would withdraw my request for the authorization at this particular point,” said the Massachusetts Democrat, who opposes the military strike, on State of the Union this morning. “I don’t believe the support is there in Congress.”