Sunday show roundup: Lawmakers clash over Syria

September 1, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five Sunday morning news shows, where he said fresh evidence indicates sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly attack in Syria on Aug. 21, as he sought to boost the case for taking military action against the Syrian government.

But what does Congress think? That is the big question in the coming weeks following President Obama's announcement Saturday that he will seek the approval of lawmakers for a military strike. A complex picture emerged Sunday, with some lawmakers expressing deep skepticism that Congress will sign off on the use of military force, while others were confident lawmakers will approve.

Read about it all over on Post Politics:

Rand Paul, James Inhofe, Peter King skeptical Congress will approve Syria strike

Mike Rogers: ‘Congress will rise to the occasion’ and approve Syria strike

Kerry cites fresh evidence Syria launched chemical attack

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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