Meanwhile, administration officials have fanned out to brief members of Congress on Capitol Hill, including estifying in a series of classified briefings.
Earlier Thursday, Rhodes wouldn't rule out the possibility, floated earlier in the week by Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryIran’s nuclear deal just the tip of the iceberg for Trump Trump needs to stand firm on immigration, 'religious-test' insticts Budowsky: Ellison, Kerry to DNC? MORE, that Obama might address either the American people or Congress about the situation.
"We don’t have a particular speech planned at this point, but we certainly do think that the President will be out there making the case to Congress and the American people," Rhodes said.
"He’ll have multiple opportunities to do so. Yesterday and today and tomorrow, he’ll be able to make that case on the world stage and I think it’s important for the world to hear the view of the United States on this issue, particularly because our view is rooted in an international norm that has the support of the international community that we believe must be enforced."