Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) is uncertain about the of the prospect of the U.S. striking Syria, but the non-voting D.C. delegate to Congress said she could see herself voting out of “loyalty” to the Democrat Party and President Barrack Obama.
Speaking during the Bill Press show Tuesday morning, Del. Norton explained that the situation in Syria requires attention, but she’s not sure if the response should involve the U.S. military.
“I can’t believe that the only way to address it is a slight bombing which will somehow punish somebody or deter somebody,” she said.
The show’s host then asked if it would be justified for the president to act even if Congress says, “no.”
“No, oh boy, no,” she answered. “I think it’ll be like the ‘red line’ trap. He said if the ‘red line’ you cross it. I think once you say, ‘I’m going to Congress,’ you can’t say, ‘Okay, I’m going to do it anyway.’”
It’s important to note that Del. Norton cannot actually cost a vote in the debate. Still, she told Press: “If [Obama] gets saved at all, I think it’ll be because, it’ll be because of loyalty of Democrats. They just don’t want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage.”
“At the moment, that’s the only reason I would vote for it if I could vote on it,” she added:
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