REP. RUBEN KIHUEN: PRESIDENT TRUMP MUST CLARIFY STRATEGY IN SYRIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Ruben J. Kihuen issued the statement below following President Trump’s missile strike on Syrian forces in response to gas attacks on civilians:
"The use of chemical weapons on the Syrian people by President Assad is unacceptable and we should take steps to deter these atrocities from occurring. However, President Trump’s previous statements leave me with serious concerns about the United States’ long-term strategy in Syria. President Trump must come before Congress and lay out his vision for defeating ISIS and stabilizing the Middle East. The United States needs to work alongside the international community and with allies in the region to prevent President Assad from destabilizing his country and harming the people of the Syria."