Photo: Biden, Joe Kennedy III talk Syria in the Situation RoomSeptember 6th, 2013 at 11:44 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
As the White House struggles to win a majority in Congress for its proposed strikes on Syria, administration officials continue to meet with leading congressmen and senators to discuss the situation. Vice President Joe Biden’s office released this photo of him in the Situation Room with lawmakers including freshman Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee:
Kennedy may have been invited because as of Tuesday he was still undecided about whether to support the White House on the Syria resolution. “Thanks to those of you who have candidly and thoughtfully shared your opinions with me regarding the situation in Syria,” he wrote on Facebook that day.
“Prior to any vote on next steps, I will be going through the evidence of chemical weapons use and other classified material, reviewing the details of the administration’s proposed response and carefully looking at the information that comes to light through upcoming briefings and congressional hearings,” Kennedy wrote.
Rhode Island Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline are also publicly undecided, though Cicilline is clearly leaning heavily toward voting against the resolution. As for Langevin, he wrote on Twitter Thursday: “I haven’t made any decisions on Syria and will continue to weigh options.”
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(photo: White House)