Indiana Lawmakers Support Military Action Against Syria
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Pres. Donald Trump ordered air strikes against military targets in Syria to stop the use of chemical weapons. That order is supported by British Prime Minister Theresa May, other allies in Europe, and some Indiana lawmakers.
“The recent chemical weapons attack was the latest in a series of barbaric actions by the Assad regime. I support tonight’s international military response, which demonstrates that there are consequences for using chemical weapons on innocent civilians," said Sen. Joe Donnelly (D).
Donnelly had a caveat in his prepared statement.
"Now, I want to hear from the president, the military, and our diplomatic leaders on the strategy moving forward.”
.@VP issued a statement about the military strike against the Assad regime in Syria, saying the U.S. and allies "will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against men, women and children." https://t.co/cg1ksTMgYM pic.twitter.com/tbAfmstCt8 — Fox News (@FoxNews) April 14, 2018
.@VP issued a statement about the military strike against the Assad regime in Syria, saying the U.S. and allies "will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against men, women and children." https://t.co/cg1ksTMgYM pic.twitter.com/tbAfmstCt8
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 14, 2018
"Tonight’s announcement of United States targeted strikes in Syria sends a strong message to the Assad regime that their brutal and horrific chemical attacks against their own people will not be tolerated," said Rep. Susan Brooks (R).
"I am proud our country has joined forces with our allies in order to protect the innocent people who are suffering under Assad’s terror. Pray for the safety of our troops as they courageously fulfill their mission.”
Rep. Jim Banks (R), also said he supports the president's decision
“Tonight President Trump laid out clearly why the United States must respond to the repeated use of horrific chemical weapons by the Assad regime. I support the President's decision to authorize targeted action in conjunction with our allies in Great Britain and France. I ask all Hoosiers to join me in praying for our service members carrying out these precision strikes," he said.
Rep. Lary Buschon had this to say in a tweet:
Congressman Bucshon supports the President’s response to the deadly chemical weapons attack by Assad in Syria that killed innocent men, women and children. With our allies Great Britain and France, the U.S. will make it clear the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.
— Larry Bucshon, MD (@RepLarryBucshon) April 14, 2018
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