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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Kuster Statement on Syrian Airstrikes

Apr 14, 2018
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the airstrikes against assets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad:

“Bashar al-Assad’s disregard for human life and use of chemical weapons against his own people is a stain on the collective conscience of the world. The coordinated strikes with Britain and France against Assad's assets appear to be a proportional response to his violation of international law. It’s now time for President Trump to come to Congress for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force so that the scope of the United States’ role in Syria and the authority of the President can be clearly defined. The American people deserve an open debate about our role in the Syrian conflict. I’ve heard loud and clear from people in New Hampshire that another large scale ground war in the Middle East is not the answer. I urge President Trump to confer with his military and diplomatic advisors and our allies in the international community to develop a strong response to Assad and his supporters that will bring a close to this crisis without further bloodshed.”