Obama Cancels California Trip over Congress Syria Vote

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013 09:50 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

President Barack Obama has decided to cancel his California trip early next week to prepare a resolution on military action against Syria which is to be put to Congress, the White House said Thursday.

"The President's trip to California has been cancelled. He will remain in Washington to work on the Syrian resolution before Congress," the White House said.

Obama, who is in Russia for the G20 summit, was initially scheduled to make a speech in Los Angeles at the powerful AFL-CIO labour union coalition and meet with fundraisers, according to the media.

Earlier Thursday an aide of Obama indicated that the US leader will be phoning congressmen from Russia to convince them to approve military action against the Syrian regime for having allegedly carried out an chemical weapons attack on August 21.

Despite support from Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, many lawmakers are still wary of a military operation, and some of the minority democrats have failed to support him.

Even the Senate, which is dominated by Obama's allies, still seems far from decided, though a committee on Wednesday gave the proposed strikes its approval.

 

© AFP 2014

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Sony Hack Sheds Light on Racism in Hollywood

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 15:40 PM

Hollywood liberals' blatant racism once again is on embarrassing display thanks to the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertai . . .

NJ, FBI Hope Cuba Deal Will Help Bring Back Cop Killer

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 15:38 PM

New Jersey officials and the FBI hope this week's agreement to restore relations with Cuba will allow them to bring back . . .

Tesla Motors' Elon Musk Wheels and Deals to Save NY Gov. Cuomo

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 15:24 PM

In the waning days of his 2014 re-election campaign, Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to billionaire Elon Musk to bail him out o . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved