GOP 'no' votes piling up in the House


Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorEric Cantor offering advice to end ‘immigration wars’ Trump's olive branch differs from the golden eras of bipartisanship After divisive rally, Trump calls for unity 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 ChaffetzOvernight Finance: Trump pitches massive tax cuts | Freedom Caucus endorses plan | Dems slam framework | House GOP to move B border wall bill | Officials under fire for private jet use GOP lawmaker pushes to end sports leagues' tax-exempt status Republicans predict Senate ObamaCare repeal would pass House 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 AmashWatchdog: Haley violated federal law by retweeting Trump endorsement House votes to crack down on undocumented immigrants with gang ties GOP lawmaker taunts House conservatives: Trump’s base is not ‘small faction of obstructionists’ 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.