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August 30, 2013

Boehner wants more explanation, Feinstein hopes for "appropriate action" vs. Syria

Initial reaction among congressional leaders to Secretary of State John Kerry's explanation of administration Syria policy differed Friday, falling somewhat along partisan lines.

House Speaker John Boehner's spokesman said the president himself needs to explain to Congress and the American people more about the objectives, strategy and legal basis for military action. "We--and the American people--look forward to more answers from the White House," said Brendan Buck.

Among Democrats, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., backed Kerry.

“I listened carefully to what Secretary Kerry had to say and believe his remarks should stir the conscience of the world. He pointed out the high confidence our government has that this was a chemical weapons attack, that it was directed by the Assad regime and that it killed 1,429 people, including at least 426 children," she said.

“The unclassified intelligence assessment released today tracks closely with briefings I have received over the past week. I agree with Secretary Kerry that the world cannot let such a heinous attack pass without a meaningful response, and I hope the international community will take appropriate action.”

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Trippin

I'm sure Feinstein, Schumer, Engel, Lieberman, and Netanyahu are all in agreement.

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