McCaul Statement on Military Strikes in Syria

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), a senior member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement following the U.S. military strikes in Syria.

Chairman McCaul: “I commend President Trump’s decisive actions in Syria and fundamentally believe that the United States cannot and must not accept the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime on innocent civilians to become the norm. While the U.S. would prefer a political rather than a military solution to this conflict, the fact remains that you cannot negotiate with tyrants. Passiveness in Syria is what has exacerbated this situation and allowed for adversaries such as Russia and Iran to exert their influence at the expense of U.S. national security, all the while allowing ISIS to flourish. Tonight’s military strikes in Syria are a signal to the world that the days of blank threats are long gone and under this Administration credibility will be restored.

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