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Congressman Price Issues Statement on Military Airstrike in Syria

April 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (Apr. 14, 2018) – On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) released the following statement after President Trump launched military airstrikes against the Syrian regime, following a brutal chemical weapons attack on civilians.

“Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons on his own civilians is abhorrent and beyond the pale, as is the support and defense of the Assad regime by the Russian government. A coordinated international response may be required as part of a comprehensive strategy in Syria, but President Trump has yet to develop any such strategy, to consult with Congress, or to seek a renewed authorization for the use of force. President Trump's lack of a calculated diplomatic or military strategy, as well as his disdain for refugees fleeing the crisis, have complicated a situation that will not be resolved by a single bombing campaign.”