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John Kerry: We’re not going to lose congressional vote for military action in Syria

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Secretary of State John Kerry explained Sunday on ABC’s This Week, that he was confident the Obama administration would receive Congressional authorization for military action in Syria.

ABC host George Stephanopoulos asked Kerry if President Obama would act even if the Congressional vote failed.

“George, we are not going to lose this vote,” Kerry replied, “The President of the United States is committed to securing the unity of purpose that he believes strengthens America, and I believe the Congress will see that that’s the responsible thing to do here.”

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., indicated Sunday that there was about a 50/50 chance that congress would vote down Obama’s resolution.

“I think the Senate will rubber stamp what [Obama] wants but I think the House will be a much closer vote,” Paul said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “And there are a lot of questions we have to ask.”

 

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