By Julian Pecquet - 08/29/13 03:18 PM EDT
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) criticized the lack of congressional debate on Syria with a one-word tweet Thursday: “unacceptable.”
The tweet accompanies a screen-shot of the British parliament debating military strikes, accompanied by the words “Nonstop Web coverage.” Underneath, a photo of an empty U.S. Senate chamber represents the “Syria debate in US Congress.”
The tweet comes as the Tea Party has taken the lead in demanding that Congress be called back into session to authorize any action in Syria, as is happening in Great Britain. Some 116 House members, most of them conservative Republicans, wrote to President Obama on Wednesday demanding that Congress sign off before the Obama administration launches a military strike.
The Tea Party's developing leadership on Syria has been a point of pride for lawmakers affiliated with the movement.
“More than a quarter of all House lawmakers demand Congress approve military strike on Syria,” wrote Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) spokesman Donny Ferguson in a tweet accompanied by the hashtags tcot (top conservatives on Twitter), teaparty and gop.
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