Awkward pics if lawmakers are at beaches this weekend instead of getting classified briefing. #Syria—
Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) August 31, 2013
Roll Call’s Steven Dennis does have a point. I certainly wouldn’t look good if all of those Congressmen demanding to be consulted on a strike in Syria were photographed lounging on the beach this weekend while the president slips on a suit and tie on a Saturday to announce his plan to seek congressional approval. That would be like catching Secretary of State John Kerry out on his yacht while Egypt burned, or learning that rookie U.N. Ambassador missed an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Syria because she was at a comedy film festival in Ireland.
Sen. Marco Rubio was among those asking that Congress be called back into session immediately rather than waiting until Sept. 9.
In the meantime, the president and vice president aren’t letting a beautiful Saturday afternoon go to waste.