Despite having some of the most powerful and vocal voices in support of giving President Barack Obama the authority to order a limited strike against the Syrian government, the majority of the Virginia congressional delegation appears reluctant to back the White House.
According to the Washington Post's ongoing count of support for the measure only four of the thirteen members of the House and Senate have pledged to vote yes. Five members of the House have said they will either vote no or are said to be leaning no. The remaining four are undecided.
The support and opposition for the measure crosses party lines. The solid yes votes include the House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Henrico) who is one of the president's biggest critics and Senator Tim Kaine (D) who is a close ally of Obama.
Senator Mark Warner (D) remains in the undecided camp, although he has said he appreciates the president coming to congress to ask for authorization.
Here is the tally as it currently stands, we will continue to update as we learn more:
|Kaine (D)||Warner (D)|
|Cantor (R)||Wittman (R)||Rigell (R)||Scott (D)|
|Connolly (D)||Forbes (R)||Goodlatte (R)||Hurt (R)|
|Moran (D)||Wolf (R)||Griffith (R)|