Representatives of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya say they are close to an agreement with the interim government.
The United States and others in the international community insisted that Zelaya be reinstated as part of any agreement.
Interim President Roberto Micheletti, however, says that would violate the constitution.
U.S. congressman Peter Roskam, back from a fact-finding trip to Honduras, told CBN News that many Hondurans are puzzled by U.S. support for Zelaya.
"Think about the irony of this. We now have an administration that will basically enter into conversations with Iran, enter into conversations with Cuba, enter into conversations with Hugo Chavez, but shuns an ally that is acting, according to the congressional research service, within the confines of their constitution," he said. "I think that is the part that is surprising to them."
Roskam added that the solution is to focus not on Zelaya, but on the presidential elections next month.
The U.S. and other countries have already said they will not recognize election results if Selaya is not put back in office before those elections.