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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Slaughter Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) released the following statement in reaction to President Trump ordering tomahawk missile strikes targeting a Syrian government airfield. These strikes follow the Assad regime’s recent chemical weapons attack against innocent civilians:

“Bashar al-Assad’s ongoing atrocities against his own people are an affront to the civilized world. These crimes have often been abetted by Vladimir Putin and the Russian regime. The missile strikes ordered by President Trump appear to be a proportionate response to Assad’s barbaric use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians. Regardless of where you stand on these strikes, there is no question that President Trump must come before Congress and seek an Authorization for Use of Military Force before any escalation of this conflict. After more than a decade of occupying two countries, we must not enter into another open-ended conflict abroad. The American people and especially our brave men and women in uniform deserve to hear a concrete strategy from this administration.”