Franken Statement on U.S. Air Strike in Syria 07 Apr 17

Today (Friday), U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) released the following statement after the U.S. strike on a Syrian military airbase:

 “President Bashar al-Assad’s horrific use of chemical weapons on his own people is a grave violation of international norms, and I believe the administration’s strike on a Syrian military installation was an appropriate response. But any further military escalation should not be done unilaterally and needs the approval of Congress. This incident underscores the brutality of the Assad regime and I hope it prompts President Trump to reconsider his position on accepting carefully vetted Syrian refugees who are trying to escape this kind of horror.”