Cicilline Statement on Military Action in Syria

Saturday, April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement tonight:

“The Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons is horrific and demands a strong and effective response from the United States and the civilized world.”

“The President is required under the Constitution to come to Congress to seek authorization for the use of military force. Tonight, the President ordered sustained military strikes against the Assad regime without the required approval. This is not just reckless, it’s also illegal. I’ve been pushing for a thorough debate on the proper use of military force since I came to Congress, and I will continue to do so.”

“Please keep our troops in your thoughts and prayers tonight. May God watch over them and keep them safe from harm.”

 

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