WASHINGTON — Members of Congress, deadlocked on just about everything these days and still on summer break, expressed sharply divergent opinions Sunday about whether to give President Obama the go-ahead he requested to retaliate with military force against the Assad regime.
Senior administration officials briefed lawmakers in private to explain why the United States is compelled to act against President Bashar Assad’s government in response to the Aug. 21 chemical attacks. Further classified meetings were planned over the next three days.
Dozens of members attended the two-hour classified briefing Sunday in the Capitol, though many emerged saying they needed to see more details of Obama’s plan and more facts about the alleged chemical weapons attack. Many feared giving Obama overly broad authority for military action. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.