Alexander Statement on U.S. Missile Strike in Syria

Posted on April 14, 2018

 MARYVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2018 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the U.S. missile strike in Syria on Friday night

“Once again our military has demonstrated its superior training and skill. The United States should have and did demonstrate our disgust with the Syrian government’s apparent use of chemical weapons against its own people. There are a variety of ways to do that, some military and some not. If the President intends for there to be a sustained U.S. military response in Syria, that requires the approval of Congress, according to our Constitution. During the congressional debate, I will assess whether additional military action would do more harm than good by setting off a chain of consequences that could involve American fighting men and women in another long-term Middle Eastern conflict.”

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