Alexander Statement on U.S. Missile Strike in Syria

Posted on April 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the U.S. missile strike in Syria Thursday night:

“The limited missile strike launched Thursday night against the air base in Syria was an appropriate immediate response to President Assad's use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, including Syrian children.  Under our Constitution, the president should seek authorization from Congress for any further military action in Syria so that we can evaluate the long-term consequences of his plans and determine whether additional engagement would be in the vital national security interest of the United States.”

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