Syria

Boehner Backs Strikes on Syria

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Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he would support President Obama's call for a military strike against Syria.

"I'm going to support the president's call for action," Boehner said, adding of chemical weapons use in Syria that "this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated."

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said he also would back military action.

"I intend to vote to provide the president of the United States the option to use military force in Syria," Cantor said in a statement.