GOP 'no' votes piling up in the House


Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerIt's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him How Republicans can bring order out of the GOP's chaos Republican donor sues GOP for fraud over ObamaCare repeal failure MORE (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorEx-RNC spokesman: After Trump remarks how can I tell minorities to vote GOP Kelly’s challenge? Bringing stability to Trump White House Special interests hide behind vets on Independence Day MORE (R-Va.) on Tuesday came out in support of U.S. intervention. But rank-and-file-members are not following their lead.

GOP leaders have made it clear that it is up to President Obama to convince the nation and Congress that a resolution should be passed in the wake of alleged chemical attacks in Syria.

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As of time of publishing, there were 42 House members who will vote no or are planning to vote no. Twenty-nine of them are Republicans. Conversely, only four House Republicans have publicly backed a Syria measure, according to The Hill's whip list.

Republicans who are in the "no/leaning no" column include Reps. Tom Cole (Okla.), Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzCurtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Chaffetz named Harvard Institute of Politics fellow Fox's Chaffetz: Rosenstein has 'absolutely zero credibility' on going after leakers MORE (Utah), Walter Jones (N.C.), Randy ForbesRandy ForbesTrump makes little headway filling out Pentagon jobs Why there's only one choice for Trump's Navy secretary Trump likely to tap business executive to head Navy: report MORE (Va.), John FlemingJohn FlemingCoast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane Freedom Caucus member to bring up bill on impeaching IRS chief GOP seeks to make it 52 MORE (La.), Justin AmashJustin AmashThe five kinds of Republicans who could primary Trump Overnight Defense: Military won't lift transgender ban until Trump sends directions | House passes national security spending | Russian sanctions bill heads to Trump Overnight Finance: House passes spending bill with border wall funds | Ryan drops border tax idea | Russia sanctions bill goes to Trump's desk | Dems grill bank regulator picks MORE (Mich.) and Michele Bachmann (Minn.).

There are 14 House lawmakers who will vote yes or who are leaning yes. Dozens of lawmakers are undecided.

The good news for Obama is the numbers are better in the Senate, with more supporting than opposing.

The House looks to be a tough slog. Obama has Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in his corner, but some on the left — such as Rep. Alan GraysonAlan GraysonPennsylania Dems file ethics complaint against Rep. Barletta The Hill's 12:30 Report Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog MORE (D-Fla.) — are actively working against the president.

Some high-ranking members on both sides of the aisle, including Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (S.C.), are in the undecided column.

It appears that for a Syria resolution to pass the lower chamber, a large percentage of Democrats will need to approve it.

There are 233 Republicans in the House and 200 Democrats, with two vacancies.