The August Congressional recess is typically a time for members of congress to take a break from the daily mayhem that is making laws for our nation. They get a break from the frenzied walks around the Capitol, and have a break to catch up with friends and family in their district. Legislative business stops, and the regular media frenzy slows to a more normal pace.

But this August recess is not like the others. After all, it’s not every day that a middle eastern president uses chemical weapons on his own people (allegedly).

So while President Obama mumbled on about the “red line” that embattled Syrian president Assad crossed by attacking his own people with Sarin gas, members of congress remained largely uninvolved.

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