By Bob Cusack - 09/03/13 08:53 PM EDT
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (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.
Republicans who are in the "no/leaning no" column include Reps. Tom Cole (Okla.), Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Walter Jones (N.C.), Randy Forbes (Va.), John Fleming (La.), Justin Amash (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 Grayson (D-Fla.) — are actively working against the president.
There are 233 Republicans in the House and 200 Democrats, with two vacancies.