Pelosi Statement on Trump Airstrikes in Syria

 Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime, following a brutal chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma:

“This latest chemical weapons attack against the Syrian people was a brutally inhumane war crime that demands a strong, smart and calculated response.  One night of airstrikes is not a substitute for a clear, comprehensive Syria strategy.

“The President must come to Congress and secure an Authorization for Use of Military Force by proposing a comprehensive strategy with clear objectives that keep our military safe and avoid collateral damage to innocent civilians.

“President Trump must also hold Putin accountable for his enabling of the Assad regime’s atrocities against the Syrian people.”

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