Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Reid withdraws support of Warner Iraq resolution
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dropped his support Tuesday for the Iraq resolution condemning a troop increase chiefly sponsored by Virginia GOP Sen. John Warner.
Instead, Reid said he will use the Iraq resolution that is expected to pass the House later this week as the main Democratic resolution when the Senate revisits the debate later this month.
Reid said Warner will have to submit his resolution as an amendment if he wants it considered on the floor.
Earlier Tuesday, Sen. Warner reiterated that that he will try to get his resolution passed in the Senate -- and said he might try to block other legislation as a tactic to get it considered.
Warner said he does not know at this time if he'll support the House language.
-- CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett
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