(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backs President Barack Obama's proposal to take military action in Syria, an aide told CNN's Jessica Yellin on Tuesday.
"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," the aide said.
Clinton, a potential contender for president in 2016, had been receiving questions and some criticism for not speaking out amid recent developments, including the president's decision to seek congressional approval from Congress before launching any strikes.
As secretary of state, Clinton had voiced support for arming the opposition.
Politico was the first to report Clinton's support for the president's decision.