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White House continues its push members of Congress to support Syrian intervention

10:16 AM, Sep 6, 2013   |    comments
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(NBC NEWS) -- President Barack Obama, arguing for an attack on Syria but confronted with a war-weary public and deep skepticism in Congress, is considering the gravest option any president has to sell a military strike -- a prime-time address to the nation.

Members of Congress, during two days of occasionally combative hearings on Syria earlier this week, have pushed for the president to make a more direct case to the public before the United States punishes Syria for using chemical weapons.

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., asked Secretary of State John Kerry at a hearing Wednesday whether the president will speak from the Oval Office "in one of the coming evenings." Kerry answered: "I have no doubt the president will."

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