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Fox News alert the White House working the phones to drum up support from congress for a strike on Syria -- May not be an easy task.
President Obama has not been shy when it comes to expressing his feelings about congress.
Frankly sometimes I just can't wait for congress and it just -- -- -- -- on the decide on stuff we're gonna take action on proven ideas to upgrade our schools that don't require congress congress didn't get its act together -- where where I can act on my own.
I'm going to I'm not a way for congress.
-- -- congress and Mike Pompeo Republican from Kansas he's a member of the house permanent select committee on intelligence he's also.
An army veteran country thanks lot for joining us seconds between the and so the president has been so contemptuous of the congressman's publicly contemptuous of of the need to consult congress on a bunch different.
Matters will that hurt him as he goes into this effort to get support for series for.
Doug there's there's no doubt about that he is they'll believe on the issue of Syria he has been contemptuous of congress is finally come to us and say that I think -- talked a little bit it's but you know the heck the deal is I think congress has to try to put that aside put the politics of that outside India and get it right.
And -- and rise to the occasion.
And make good decisions that are in the American national interest -- regardless of how the president -- out of -- was.
So that's I mean that's enough right there the -- to convince you wall.
It's in America's interest to act militarily against Syria yeah it is -- I have -- think it is we've got enormous interest is not just about Syria.
They're certainly a puppet for Iran and we've got Hezbollah fighting alongside them but it's bigger than just Syria all all the things are going in the Middle East whether it's -- the challenges that we still haven't Egypt.
It's a complicated scenario but we've got enormous American national interest -- -- -- -- more broadly in the Middle East what's our stretch.
-- beyoncé next month for Syria -- we wanna see the aside Rashean stay in if we wanted.
The insiders seemed to crumble why don't we just -- to side in this military history.
The other because one of the -- conservatives are struggling with this the president -- I'm -- -- be narrow I'm gonna be precise.
But it -- shot across the bow right intentionally mess males -- guys that that that makes no sentence.
And so were struggling with that idea -- -- give the president the sporting needs to do the right thing which is.
A much more strategic approach which says we we want regime change in Syria we're gonna make that happen.
Who want to make sure that located as a -- were close to having control chemical weapons we're gonna make that happen.
And while we're not gonna put boots on the ground were gonna do everything it takes to get to that strategic outcome.
That is in America's best interest that is -- not that serious nod to Jordan's but America's best interest -- if we get that right from get the president to get to that point.
Hope congress would given the supporting needs to -- that.
Libertarian minded Republicans and you've got Democrats on the left end of the spectrum both opposing this do you think the president has the votes.
In the congress in -- -- it's going to be challenge I'm one of those libertarian minded minded conservatives.
And I'm I'm a wanna work for them I wanna get to the right place -- -- wanna support the authorization for use military force and hope we can get there.
But he's got to go demonstrate that this is not about lobbing a few missiles this is not about.
Saving face for himself right this is not about backing up some.
Comedy he's got to make the case that this is this is the right thing to do for America and we're gonna see it through to the conclusion that he sets up force and hope he'll do that a -- met a lot of members of congress shall go back to their districts.
And talk about why it's important as well and we'll get to the rest of pretty clear standard -- set congressman prepare -- slot for joining us thank you very much thicker.
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