Linda Sánchez Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Syria

April 14, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. RepresentativeLinda Sánchez (CA-38), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, today released the following statement on last night’s military strikes against Syria:

“The entire world must condemn the Assad regime’s criminal use of chemical weapons and send a clear message that such actions will not go unpunished.

“I am very concerned by President Donald Trump’s military attack against Syria without congressional approval. President Trump must come to Congress to seek an Authorization of Use of Military Force and lay out to the nation a clearly defined strategy to keep our country from becoming entangled in another open-ended military conflict in the Middle East.

“Both parties must work together to reassert Congress’ constitutional role and demand that the president obtain an Authorization of Use of Military Force before further escalating this military action.

“I thank our men and women in uniform for their professionalism and bravery, and I pray for their safety.”