NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On the second day of closed-door meetings in Washington, the Obama administration tries to build support in Congress for a military strike on Syria.
The Senate Foreign Relations committee voted 10-to-7 Wednesday in favor of a resolution authorizing military action. It would be limited in duration to 90 days, and American ground troops couldn’t be sent into combat.
A top Obama administration official says he thinks the American people will be more supportive of a U.S. military strike on Syria, once they see Syria as a separate and distinct situation — rather than linking it to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, voted yes on a limited military strike.