Rep. Elijah Cummings represents a Baltimore district where President Barack Obama has strong support--but that doesn't automatically mean the Maryland Democrat will back the president on Syria."
"i think that that is a part of it, but I got to tell you it's not as much a part of it as you may think because I think what we are doing -- and I get the impression that a lot of people are looking at this -- I mean, I just think about my constituents," he explained after a briefing on Capitol Hill Friday.
"Just yesterday I walked through the district, and I asked those kind of questions. I said, look, 80 percent of our district voted for the president. We're very supportive. And there were people who said, I love the president; I trust the president; he's like my son."
"As one lady said...I disagree with my husband, but I love him to life. And so, you know, you're going to have those disagreements. And so we all have to, I think, look at this not just in a vacuum of what's happening today, but what's going to happen with regard to future generations, and that's -- and I think that's how we have to look at it."
So, Cummings said, "It's very difficult."