Taking his case to the people of the United States, President Barack Obama will address the nation Tuesday night to make his case for a military strike on Syria.
The Hill reported on Friday:
The president announced his intention during a press conference Friday at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he warned that "the Assad regime's brazen use of chemical weapons isn't just a Syrian tragedy."Read more here.
Obama's decision to address the country from the Oval Office underscores concerns that the administration is losing ground in its bid to secure congressional approval for a vote.
According to The Hill's Whip List, 100 House members are now "no" votes or are leaning against military authorization.
Seventy-two of them are Republicans and 28 are Democrats. Only 31 House members — 10 Republicans and 21 Democrats — are "yes" votes or are "leaning yes."