President Barack Obama will address the American people about Syria Tuesday night.
The president is expected to blend the threat of a military strike with the hope Syria is serious about turning over its chemical weapons.
South Dakota's Congressional delegation is cautiously optimistic about Syria's offer.
"Hopefully Syria is being very honest and palms up with their offer to turn over their chemical weapons to the international community, but it's still hypothetical at this point and I'm not putting too much stock in it right now," Rep. Kristi Noem.
"The credible threat of the use of force is something that is bringing these players to the table. I doubt that would have happened absent the idea that the United States might strike," Sen. John Thune said.
In a statement, Senator Tim Johnson said he met with the president earlier on Tuesday and encourages the president to go to the UN to determine the sincerity of the Russian and Syrian proposal.
Watch the President's speech on KELO-TV at 8 p.m. or online from CBS News.