Boehner: Obama risks emboldening Syria's Assad

Lawmakers from both parties reacted to the White House letter Thursday by saying they believe the red line has been crossed and it’s time for more action.

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BoehnerJohn BoehnerNew Trump campaign boss took shots at Ryan on radio show Election reveals Paul Ryan to be worst speaker in U.S. history Getting rid of ObamaCare means getting rid of Hillary MORE said he supported the president’s red line of a confirmed use of chemical weapons, but added that he was “deeply concerned” at the White House looking to the United Nations’ investigation as one way to confirm the attack.

“After two years of brutal conflict, it’s past time for the president to have a robust conversation with the Congress and the American people about how best to bring Assad’s tyranny to an end,” Boehner said.

House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorThe Trail 2016: On the fringe Cantor 'pleased' Trump is embracing Jeb Bush's immigration plan Trump’s Breitbart hire sends tremors through Capitol Hill MORE (R-Va.) urged House members to attend a classified briefing on Friday morning where Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryWatchdogs warn of 'serious' conflicts of interest for Clinton Foundation Kerry: More 'work to do' in avoiding civilian casualties in Yemen Chaffetz presses Kerry on Clinton Foundation MORE, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. James Winnefeld are among the briefers.