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: Business Owners In South Florida Say They're Struggling To Get Employees Back To Work
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: ‘Pretty Big Pay Package’: Broward School Board Negotiates $743K Exit Deal For Embattled Supt. Robert Runcie
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: Pembroke Pines PD: 15-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed After Being Dragged Under Minivan For 30 Feet
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.