John Boehner Sends Obama Letter Demanding Answers On SyriaThe Huffington Post | By Ashley Alman
Posted: 08/28/2013 5:44 pm EDT | Updated: 08/28/2013 11:06 pm EDT
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanding more information on potential military action in Syria.
In the letter, Boehner acknowledged that he agreed with Obama on Syria's chemical weapons use being a "red line." With reports showing that line has been passed, Boehner insisted that Obama lay out a clear plan of action for a response.
Additionally, Boehner asked a series of questions of Obama, related to the president's strategy for military action, the legal justification of such a response and whether the president intends for action to be "precedent-setting."
The letter comes after Boehner's Monday request that the White House consult Congress before taking any action against the Syrian government.
"The speaker made clear that before any action is taken, there must be meaningful consultation with members of Congress, as well as clearly defined objectives and a broader strategy to achieve stability," Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement.