Skip to comments.Boehner says he'll back Obama on Syria strikes
Posted on 09/03/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT by True Grit
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday endorsed President Barack Obamas call for military action in Syria.
Following a meeting with President Obama and other key congressional leaders on Syria, Speaker John Boehner says, "I'm going to support the president's call for action." The top elected Republican in Washington, Boehner said following a meeting at the White House that he intended to support Obamas plan for limited strikes against the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria. "I am going to support the president's call for action, he told reporters. "I believe my colleagues should support this call for action." As some Republicans signal their reluctance to approve Obamas request for authority to intervene in Syria, Boehners endorsement could be influential. The GOP speaker is often hesitant to get out in front of his unruly Republican conference on major issues, giving Boehners pronouncement on Tuesday all the more weight. Following the meeting, Boehner's deputy, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., backed the use of force, as well. The use of these weapons has to be responded to, Boehner said. "And only the United States has the capability and capacity to stop Assad and to warn others around the world that this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated." But, as if to drive home the point that Republicans arent onboard with Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Republicans 2012 vice presidential nominee who often sides with Boehner over conservative insurgents on many issues, voiced his skepticism. "The President has some work to do to recover from his grave missteps in Syria. He needs to clearly demonstrate that the use of military force would strengthen America's security, Ryan said in a statement. I want to hear his case to Congress and to the American people." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., emerged following the meeting to express her own support for the strikes, on a humanitarian basis. But she said that Obama should lay out more of the evidence against Assad to help build his case for action. "I believe the American people need to hear more about the intelligence that supports this action," she said. If Boehner and Cantor can deliver a large number of Republican votes, they could combine with Democrats in the House to help advance the resolution supporting the use of force in Syria through the politically-tricky House of Representatives. But Boehners office also made clear that the Obama administration would need to spearhead any effort to win the necessary votes in the House. Everyone understands that it is an uphill battle to pass a resolution, and the speaker expects the White House to provide answers to members' questions and take the lead on any whipping effort, said Michael Steel, a spokesman for the speaker.
Is there any other party than the democrat party?
The republicans really are just democrats.
NSA must have something on the POS.
Of course he will..I am shocked, shocked I tell ya..NOT
The GOP is too willing to do the “I Dream of Jeanie” salute and do whatever “Master” Obama asks of them
What do you say I register as a Democrat and oppose this crybaby.
Good opportunity to dump him.
Try to please your Democrat masters. With each passing day Repubs prove how irrelevant and useless they are to conservatives. The Repub party today is nothing more than the boot lickers of the Democrat party.
Who’s going to primary boner?
Didn’t you read what the speaker said? I can summarize...
“Because we can”
The only logical reason I can come up with is NAS has something on the buffoon.
why would we do this since the Al Qaeda did it?
My reaction is to agree with Sarah by saying ‘let Allah sort it out’, both sides have killed over 100,000 civilians.
Bad guys versus bad guys - let them keep killing each other.
Russia and China are threatening us to stay out - since when do either of these countries tell us what to do, or do anything remotely humanitarian.
100,000 defenseless men, women and children dead? Amateur work, compared to China and Russia.
I say evacuate all the Christians and Jews, wall off Israel and let the haters stomp around in their own filth and hate and kill each other.
India realized they had a hater problem, so they let the haters march off to their own country. Hate away, just not right here, thank you.
Sunni versus Shiite versus Palestinians versus...anyone but us.
They raise their kids to hate...us, Israel, women, other factions...blow themselves up. Stupid, stupid haters.
Totally right on. NSA and IRS. We are doomed.
Obammy has the dirt on Everyone.
He’s the resources and knows how to use them all.
And his minions are all too eager to use that knowledge.
You know he has dirt on, McLame.
Graham? Come on,
Remember the late night meeting obammy and Mrs. Clinton had at a remote airport during the campaign? What did he have on her? The wife of the first black president?
The rest of the house does not have to follow his **cough** lead.
I’d like to think if someone had blackmail info on me, I’d take the fall for the sake of this Country and future generations of free people.
But this, this, this, excrement posing as a man......I am truly sickened.