Boehner says he supports Obama on Syria

9/3/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters outside the White House following a meeting between President Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters outside the White House following a meeting between President Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters outside the White House following a meeting between President Obama and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria.

WASHINGTON  — House Speaker John Boehner says he will support President Obama’s call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too.

The Ohio Republican says the use of chemical weapons must be responded to. He says only the United States has the capability and the capacity to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad and warn others around the world that such actions will not be tolerated.

Said Boehner: “This is something that the United States as a country needs to do.”

He spoke at the White House today after he and other congressional leaders met with Obama.