During this afternoon’s Senate hearing on a potential use of force against Syria, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) challenged Secretary of State John Kerry to commit to honoring Congress’ vote on the resolution, even if that vote so happens to reject the administration’s proposed interventions. In return, Sec. Kerry dismissed Paul’s challenges, telling him he cannot speak for the president in advance. “I want to be proud of the president,” Paul said before his peers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “But every time I’m just about there, I get word that really he doesn’t mean it, that he’s going to sort of obey the Constitution if he wins.” The Kentucky Republican was referring to the rumored possibility that Obama will go ahead with military strikes even if Congress rejects his proposals with a vote.