Published on 09-03-2013 12:00 PM
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."
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."