Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee votes to request documents on Comey, Clinton GOP senator warns Trump: Panel won't take up attorney general nominee this year Overnight Cybersecurity: Facebook invests in group fighting election hacking | House panel advances DHS cyber revamp bill | Lawmakers mull cyber insurance for small businesses MORE said Tuesday that the U.S. will support mediation efforts in Honduras, CNN reports.

Clinton met with exiled leader Manuel Zelaya on Tuesday in D.C. after Zelaya's efforts to return to Honduras on Monday were foiled and he was forced to land in Nicaragua.

The mediation efforts would be led by Costa Rican President Oscar Arias. It appears that interim president Roberto Micheletti is willing to participate.

"We hope this process can begin as soon as possible," Clinton said.

Zelaya was thrown out of the country in a military coup on June 28. President Obama has denounced the ouster.

Not all U.S. lawmakers have condemned the coup, though, because they say Zelaya was violating the constitution. Most recently, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainCanada responds to transgender ban: All are welcome to join Canadian forces Dems don’t want to help GOP improve repeal bill GOP senator: Trump transgender ban ‘deserves more than a Twitter conversation’ MORE (R-Ariz.) tweeted this on Tuesday:
I regret the military takeover in Honduras, but it's clear President Zelaya was in violation of his country's constitution.

And Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has also defended Zelaya's ouster.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com