A ‘no’ vote in Congress should be ‘decisive’ for WH

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., appeared on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., appeared on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the Maryland Democrat, said Tuesday that a “no” vote from Congress on military action in Syria should be a “decisive factor” for the White House.

In an interview with NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, Van Hollen said, “Now, there are some in the administration that are apparently keeping open the possibility that, even if Congress said no to authorization, that the president would still move forward. And that would be a huge mistake.”

The congressman said his main concerns are that “there are many who are trying to use this resolution to, number one, dramatically expand U.S. military intervention in this civil war and, second, that the administration’s draft proposal is way overly broad right now.”

Watch Andrea Mitchell’s interview with Rep. Van Hollen below: 

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A 'no' vote in Congress should be 'decisive' for WH

Updated