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Hillary Clinton Supports Obama On Taking Syria Intervention To Congress

An aide to the former secretary of state says Clinton is on board with asking Congress for a "strong and targeted response."

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For the first time since Aug. 21's deadly apparent gas attack, Hillary Clinton's camp has come out to support President Obama's decision to ask Congress to approve a military strike against Syria.

"Secretary Clinton supports the President's effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime's horrific use of chemical weapons," a Clinton aide told Politico on Tuesday.

ABC and The New York Times received the same statement.

Clinton has thus far been publicly silent on the issue of intervention, though she did tweet congratulations on Monday to Diana Nyad, who had just completed a swim from Cuba to Florida.

Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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