Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

Hurd Statement on Military Strikes in Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release
“We will no longer stand idly by”

San Antonio, TX – In response to last night’s strikes against an air base in Syria, U.S Representative Will Hurd issued the following statement:  

“Bashar al-Assad showed a disregard for human life and longstanding norms against chemical weapons with his barbaric attack this week. Last night’s strikes were a limited, proportional, and retaliatory response directly to these actions.  

I support the President for taking strong, decisive action, and I commend our troops for their professionalism in carrying out these strikes. The United States sent a signal to the world that the we will no longer stand idly by as Assad carries out atrocities against the Syrian people. 

I continue to believe that a peaceful, prosperous Syria can only exist with a stable government in place which does not include Bashar al-Assad. We must continue to work with our allies, partners, and the international community to achieve this goal.”