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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.”