Obama Gets Two Crucial Republican Yeses on Syria

House Speaker John Boehner speaks to reporters outside the White House about the situation in Syria. House Speaker John Boehner speaks to reporters outside the White House about the situation in Syria. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Following a meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday morning, President Obama can claim at least one major victory in his effort to get sign-off on military strikes in Syria: House Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor are on board.

Speaker John Boehner, addressing reporters outside the White House after the meeting, issued a flat statement according to CBS News' Major Garrett. "I will support the president in this call for action," Boehner said. And, further, that his colleagues should join that effort.

Boehner's response followed a crowded, early-morning meeting in the White House's Cabinet Room. Before the meeting began, Obama addressed reporters, acknowledging that he was willing to work with Congress on a final authorization for the use of force, but explaining his priorities.

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