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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressman Green Responds to President Trump’s Military Strike in Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release

HOUSTON, TX — Congressman Green released the following statement after U.S. forces conducted a tomahawk missile strike targeting a Syrian government airfield.

“Last night’s airstrike in Syria was a proportional response to the chemical weapons attack carried out by President Bashar al-Assad this week,” Green said. “President Trump publicly stated that “no child of God should suffer such horror” after he saw photos of babies who were harmed by the chemical attack, yet the Muslim ban that he ordered fundamentally discriminates against the same people who have been victims of Assad’s violence .”

“If we as a country intend on escalating U.S. military involvement in Syria, Congress must work together to pass an Authorization for Use of Military Force and put a comprehensive strategy in place with clear objectives before we send our brave men and women in uniform in harm’s way.”