WASHINGTON (CNN)-The leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives announced support for President Obama’s call for a strike against Syria’s government forces.
House Speaker John Boehner said the United States is the only country that has the “capability and capacity” to respond to the chemical weapons.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Washington must respond to acts “outside the circle of civilized human behavior.”
President Obama met with congressional leaders Tuesday morning to discuss the situation in Syria.
The meeting comes less than a week after U.N. investigators found evidence of a chemical weapons attack.
President Obama is seeking congressional support for a resolution authorizing a possible air strike against Syria.
Congress will not vote on the president’s request to authorize the use of force until after it returns from recess on September 9.