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February 10, 2016

Boehner Hasn’t Ruled Out Calling Back Congress on Syria

Will the House return to vote on authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force in Syria?

“The speaker hasn’t ruled it out,” says Michael Steel, spokesman for Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.

Of course, Boehner couldn’t call the House back from the waning days of the August recess by himself: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., would have to agree to call back his chamber, too. And so far Reid hasn’t given any indication he’s interested.

And then there’s the fact that strikes could be launched and over with before Congress came back anyway.

  • Info Dave

    Don’t put yourself out, Johnny. We all know how you need to work on your end of season tan. Blame it all on Harry.

    • john4637

      Not to worry, if things tie Johnny up too long, I’m sure he can find a bar with a skylight to keep his precious tan!!

  • HolyCowRUKiddingme

    I think Boehner should go to Syria and bring about the peace there.

    He should go to the Town Square and have a meeting of the concerned peoples

    While he’s there – The acting Speaker can start IMPEACHMENT proceedings

  • califconserv

    The house national security committee, armed services committee or who ever should have clear ideas what the overall policy and plan we need our government to be able to clearly state where we expect the nation to go with an overall foreign policy. There should be no politics with national security. Republicans need to ignore democrat votes in favor of the Iraq resolutions and the votes for all the appropriations.while at the same time attacking Bush and Cheney as incompetent criminals and act in the national interest.

  • Neil Forte

    We will accomplish nothing except create more hatred -plus drive & train- more young middle eastern men into radicalism.The congress can’t or wont think or insist of negotiated ways to end this conflict.

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