Boehner no Sandra Fluke – WH Aide Calls Speaker on Syria

Obama can’t pick up the phone and call the third in line to the Presidency? Obama seems to have no problem actually picking up a telephone (e.g Sandra Fluke, Jason Collins, Antoinette Tuff) so its not some sort of disability.  It appears Obama had an aide call Speaker Boehner this afternoon on Syria because he doesn’t rank high on Obama’s desired social stratification:

Barack ObamaUpdated 6:02 p.m. | The White House reached out to Speaker John A. Boehner on Monday afternoon regarding the situation in Syria, the Ohio Republican’s office said.

“This afternoon, the Speaker had preliminary communication with the White House about the situation in Syria and any potential U.S. response. The Speaker made clear that before any action is taken there must be meaningful consultation with members of Congress, as well as clearly defined objectives and a broader strategy to achieve stability,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement.

The White House had previously announced that President Barack Obama called multiple foreign leaders over the weekend to discuss a response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, but he apparently had not called Boehner.

“The president is the commander-in-chief, but the first step is for him and his team to consult with Congress on what he considers viable options. That has not yet taken place,” Buck said earlier. He declined to speculate on whether Congress could be called back for a vote authorizing military action.

via White House Reaches Out to Boehner Regarding Syria (Updated) 

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