President Barack Obama summoned Congressional leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, to the White House for an emergency meeting Saturday, July 23, 2011 to address the failing debt ceiling talks. (CBS/AP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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 Tuesday after he and other congressional leaders met with Obama.
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