August 27, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a tough statement, saying that the suspected chemical weapons attack was a “moral obscenity” and accused Syria’s government of covering it up.
He added that the Obama administration was consulting with allies and members of Congress and would decide soon how to respond.
But some politicians and congressional staff members, particularly Republicans, have called for more communication with Congress by the Democratic administration, even as many expressed strong support for “decisive” action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner had “preliminary communication” with the White House about the situation in Syria on Monday afternoon, said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for the Republican leader.