9 Sept, Washington(AP): President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democrats Tuesday to seek support for U.S. military action against the government of Syria, a Senate Democratic aide said on Sunday.
The meeting at the Capitol would come just hours before Obama addresses the nation in a prime-time speech on Syria from the White House.
The Senate aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publically discuss the meeting before its official announcement.
The president is making a determined last-ditch effort for authorization, granting a series of network interviews Monday to make his case. Sunday night, he dropped in on a dinner held by Vice President Joe Biden for Republican senators.
Amid skepticism from both parties, the Senate is expected to hold its first showdown vote on a use-of-force resolution Wednesday.