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Published On: Mon, Apr 10th, 2017

California Rep Barbara Lee speaks out against Syrian air strikes

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s released the following statement on last night’s military strikes against the Syrian government:

“The US strikes in Syria last night, conducted without Congressional authorization, represent a dangerous military escalation into the Syrian civil war and are without legal justification. The use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians is barbaric and there is no question that Bashar Al-Assad must be held accountable for his heinous actions. I will continue to support an international response to bring the perpetrators of these horrors to justice and negotiate a political solution to the war in Syria.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee
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“But by illegally bombing a sovereign nation, President Trump has intensified an already dangerous and unstable conflict without a long-term strategy or an appropriate authorization from Congress. Yesterday, I called on Speaker Ryan to call off the recess to debate and vote on an Authorization of the Use of Military Force prior to any military action in Syria. While he failed to act yesterday, I urge him to immediately bring Congress back into session so we can exercise our constitutional duty to hold a debate and vote. Congress has been missing in action on matters of war and peace for far too long – it’s past time for Congress to do its job.”

From the Dispatch archives:

US and Russia agree to remove, destroy Syria’s chemical weapons – Sept 2013

John Kerry says Syria’s use of chemical weapons is “undeniable”

2013: Russia claims that the Rebels NOT the Syrian Army used the chemical weapons HERE

2014: Assad says US airstrikes are not effective against ISIS

2014: Obama won’t tolerate “safe havens” for terrorists as air strikes in Syria continue READ HERE

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com

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