"I don't think the support is there," McGovern said on CNN's "State of the Union," adding that "there are other things" Congress "has to deal with."
McGovern, who opposes a strike, said Democrats aren't afraid of crossing the White House.
"Look, I'm a big supporter of Barack Obama," McGovern said. "But sometimes friends can disagree."
"This is not a question of party loyalty, it's a question of what is right to do."
The White House, McGovern said, had shown an "inability to think outside the box," arguing that there are other options besides striking or not striking Syria.
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