Boehner Says He Will Back Obama’s Call For Military Action In Syria

Source: Karen Tumulty, David Nakamura and William Branigin / The Washington Post

After meeting with President Obama at the White House Tuesday morning, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said he will support Obama’s call for military strikes in Syria and encourage his colleagues in Congress to do the same.

“The United States for our entire history has stood up for democracy and freedom around the world,” Boehner said. “These weapons have to be responded to. Only the United States has the capacity and the capability to stop Assad or warn others around the world that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. I appreciate the president reaching out to me and my colleagues in Congress over the past few weeks.”

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