Bustos Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on U.S. airstrikes in Syria:

“Like all Americans, I was horrified and outraged by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of poisonous gas against his own people, including innocent women and children. This is just the latest war crime committed by Assad over the course of the civil war. To stop this threat, we need broad international cooperation to put additional pressure on the Syrian government. The airstrikes against Assad’s forces appear to be a proportional response to the regime’s use of chemical weapons. However, President Trump must present the American people and Congress a clear and transparent strategy to ensure we do not rush into another open-ended conflict in the Middle East.”