Congressional Syria Scorecard: Inside the Numbers


After a meeting at the White House Monday, members of the CBC still haven't flocked to back the president. And today on CNN, CBC Chairman Marsha Fudge, D-Ohio, who is undecided, said her decision is still "outstanding."

"I do believe that if there is some way that we can find a diplomatic way to address the atrocities in Syria, I think that we should move forward with all due speed to make sure that it is something that is credible. And I think that we should engage with this kind of a discussion," Fudge said.

No Tea Party
Tea Partiers are overwhelmingly against military action in Syria. True to their political opposition to Obama, reluctance to spend taxpayer dollars, and the anti-interventionism espoused by their movement's libertarian wing, 39 tea partiers either oppose or are likely to oppose the use of force. None are in favor, and nine are undecided or unknown.

Veterans squeamish on military intervention
Congress may have fewer veterans than it's had in the past, but the ones who remain are overwhelmingly opposed to the use of force in Syria.

Veterans in the House who oppose or are likely to oppose a Syria strike outnumber those who support it in the House 57-6.

In the Senate, the veteran vote is just about split. Only four veterans serving in the Senate support military action, six oppose and eight are undecided.

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