WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner said on Tuesday that he would “support the president’s call to action” in Syria after meeting with President Obama, giving the president a crucial ally in the quest for votes in the House.
Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican, quickly joined Mr. Boehner to say he also backed Mr. Obama.I, for one, don't see anything that could possibly go wrong with the US acting as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria. When this first broke into the news I wondered if Obama was secretly hoping that Congress would shoot him down so that he could take credit for wanting to do something while shrugging and saying his hands were tied. No one ever went broke overestimating the stupidity and cowardice of the Republican party.“Understanding that there are differing opinions on both sides of the aisle, it is up to President Obama to make the case to Congress and to the American people that this is the right course of action, and I hope he is successful in that endeavor,” Mr. Cantor said in a statement.