Senate delays test vote on Syria intervention
By BRADLEY KLAPPER
| Associated Press
First Published Sep 09 2013 04:42 pm • Last Updated Sep 09 2013 07:12 pm
WASHINGTON • The Senate is delaying a test vote on authorizing U.S. military strikes against Syria.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it wouldn’t be beneficial to hold the vote while international discussions continue regarding Syria’s use of chemical weapons.
Reid says it’s not important to, quote, "see how fast we can do this." He adds, "We have to see how well we can do this."
Reid’s action Monday comes amid increased opposition in the Senate to a U.S. military intervention in Syria.
The Nevada Democrat had planned a full Senate vote Wednesday. It’s unclear when that might happen now.
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