Rep. Kinzinger: No Reply from White House on My Offer To Help Make Case for Syria Intervention in Congress

‘I don’t even know who my White House liaison is’

Kinzinger: I’m Trying to Get Support for Syria, but the White House Won’t Call Me Back (National Review)

“I don’t even know who my White House liaison is,” a frustrated Representative Adam Kinzinger, who supports military action in Syria, said on This Week this morning.

The Illinois Republican told George Stephanopoulos that his office reached out to the White House to help “round up support” for authorization last week. “I haven’t heard back from the White House yet — I haven’t heard back from anyone,” he said.

Kinzinger praised President Obama’s assessment of this situation in Syria, but said the “trust deficit” with Congress will prevent it from passing. “You can’t begin to build a relationship with Congress for the first time when you need their support on something like this,” he said.

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