Alan Grayson: Syria War Vote Will FAIL in HouseSubmitted by RandWatcher on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 18:43
By BURGESS EVERETT | 9/5/13 | Politico
The Syria resolution will fail in the House of Representatives, predicted liberal Rep. Alan Grayson on Thursday afternoon after a classified briefing.
House members are listening to their constituents, Grayson said, who are jamming members’ phone lines in opposition to involvement in Syria. Grayson estimated the response from citizens to their members has been “100-to-1” against the resolution, which translates to a no-go in the House.
Grayson won’t use procedural tactics to stall a vote and predicted President Barack Obama wouldn’t pursue military intervention if Congress votes the resolution down, deeming such a scenario “completely inconsistent with the way that he’s conducted his presidency.”
“The whip counts are overwhelmingly against already. There’s no reason to try to use any procedure. The House doesn’t want it, the American people don’t want it,” the Florida Democrat said. “People here listen to their constituents. First of all, public opinion is entirely against it. Secondly, public opinion is vehemently against it.”