Blumenauer Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

April 6, 2017
Press Release

Portland, Ore. -- Congressman Earl Blumenauer released the following statement on U.S. airstrikes in Syria:
 
"While it is clear that Assad’s use of chemical weapons is reprehensible, the missile attack on Syria tonight is disturbing. Besides the fact that Congress was not consulted, this was a complete reversal of Trump’s previous positions. This turning on a dime makes it hard to believe he has thought this out and has a sense of where this all leads.
 
"If Trump's concern for the Syrian people is real, he should start by allowing refugees back in the country, fully funding humanitarian assistance, working on a comprehensive strategy to provide stability in that region, and obtaining a new and current Authorization for Use of Military Force from Congress."
 

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