Two Republican lawmakers said Sunday Congress was unlikely to grant President Obama’s request for a military strike against Syria.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said he personally would oppose military action and would vote no.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said he supported action, but expressed reservations over whether Congress would back Obama.
He also repeated his criticism that Obama was abdicating leadership by not launching a military strike on his own.
“I think it is going to be difficult to get the vote through in Congress, especially when there’s going to be time over the next nine days for opposition to build up to it,” King said.
He also said President Obama had not made the case for military action to Congress.