Paul Ryan: Obama Must Recover From ‘Grave Missteps In Syria’


President Barack Obama has some work to do to recover from his past mistakes on Syria, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in a short statement on Tuesday, offering no indication whether he would support military intervention in the country.

“The President has some work to do to recover from his grave missteps in Syria,” Ryan said. “He needs to clearly demonstrate that the use of military force would strengthen America’s security. I want to hear his case to Congress and to the American people.”

Ryan’s statement comes as Obama meets with top lawmakers to rally support for taking military action in Syria in response to chemical weapons use there. On Tuesday Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders as well as the chairs of relevant committees to discuss action in Syria.