Alan Grayson: Obama Will Struggle To Get 100 Syria Votes in The HouseSubmitted by RandWatcher on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 16:59
by Brett Logiurato - September 9, 2013 - Business Insider
Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson doesn't think that President Barack Obama will get 100 votes in favor of his plan for military strikes in Syria — even after the public-relations blitz Obama will put on over the next two days.
"If you do the math, what you're seeing is that Democrats are 2-to-1 or 3-to-1 against among those who have already declared," Grayson (D-Fla.) said in an interview with Business Insider.
"That will remain true. The Republicans are more than 10-to-1 against. I think that will remain true. Project it out by party, and you'll see that the President is going to have to struggle to get to 100 votes here."
Grayson, who re-entered Congress this year for a second term after losing re-election in 2010, has become a leading force in what has been heavy Democratic opposition to Obama's plan for intervention in Syria.
At home on recess, members of Congress have found near-record opposition to intervention in Syria at local town-hall events.