WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – Florida Senator Marco Rubio joined the minority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and voted against a use of force resolution in Syria Wednesday afternoon.
Nevertheless, the resolution passed by a vote of 10-7 with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts voting present.READ MORE: MDFR Identifies "Voice In The Rubble" Victim
The vote wasn’t completely partisan as Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) all voted in favor of giving the president authorization to use force against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.READ MORE: Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bill That Bans 'Picketing And Protesting' Outside A Person's Home
Senator McCain had been considering not supporting the bill because it didn’t go far enough in giving the president enough authority to reverse the battlefield momentum.MORE NEWS: Former Substitute Teacher Enreeka Nalasco Accused Of Giving Drugs To Teen Girls For Sexual Favors
On the flip side, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) also voted with Rubio and others including John Barasso and Rand Paul in denying the president the authorization to use force in Syria.