"More on WH ‘cooperation’ with GOP Syria trip."
Greg Sargent notes, “It’s unclear what this GOP chief of staff’s description of ‘cooperation‘ between these members of Congress and the administration means in practice. It could end up amounting to nothing at all.” Reporter Christopher Allbritton offers one possibility:
I spoke with a source at a Western embassy in Beirut about this, and the source said the Republicans had been discouraged from going, just as Pelosi and her delegation had been. But, the source said, if a Congressional delegation is determined to go to Damascus, the U.S. embassy in Beirut would help them out.