GOP 'no' votes piling up in the House


Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerTrump aide: Boehner is the disaster Boehner: Tax reform is 'just a bunch of happy talk' Lobbying World MORE (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorTrump nominates two new DOD officials Brat: New ObamaCare repeal bill has 'significant' changes Overnight Energy: Flint lawmaker pushes EPA for new lead rule 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 ChaffetzChaffetz doubles down on request for FBI memos Chaffetz on leaving Congress: 'At some point, you've got to get off this crazy train' Feinstein: Comey memos 'going to be turned over' 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 AmashGOP lawmaker backs Dem push for Trump tax returns The Hill's 12:30 Report The Memo: GOP talk of impeachment highlights Trump’s troubles 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 GraysonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Could bipartisanship rise with Trump government? 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.