The Obama White House has launched an intense lobbying effort to get Congress to pass an authorization to use military force in Syria.
But there's one organization that seems unlikely to join the fight: Obama's Organizing for Action.
On a conference call held on Tuesday, OFA Executive Director Jon Carson told supporters, per a transcript OFA released to NBC News:
"What I definitely want you all to know is that OFA supports President Obama and the agenda that Americans voted for on Nov. 6, but we don't always actively organize around every issue. And the debate in Congress over the Syria vote is not one that OFA is planning on organizing around."
It's a striking absence for perhaps the biggest lobbying campaign of Obama's second term.
First published September 5 2013, 12:17 PM