Boehner supports Syrian intervention
Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 02:09
GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner backed Pres. Barack Obama when he told reporters that Syrian intervention was needed.
From CNN's report: "House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters the use of poison gas was 'a barbarous act' to which only the United States is capable of responding. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, added that Washington must respond to actions 'outside the circle of civilized human behavior.'"
The House of Representatives are expected to vote on the week of Sept. 9 and a draft version of the resolution may be voted on Sept. 9 when Congress returns, according to various reports.
Syrian intervention has been a point of contention since U.S. Intelligence reported Pres. Bashar al-Assad's government officials used chemical weapons on their own people, killing more than 1,500.