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Kinzinger Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Syria

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Washington, April 6, 2017 | Maura Gillespie ((202) 225-3635) | comments
Washington, DC – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) released the following statement on the current situation in Syria:
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Washington, DC – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) released the following statement on the current situation in Syria:

Tonight, the United States stood up for humanity, and sent a clear message to the barbaric Syrian regime, and the entire world. America will not sit idly by, and allow a dictator to butcher his country's men, women, and children. I applaud the President for his swift action against Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian military.

“For several years, since the first reports of chemical attacks, I have called for strikes against the Assad regime, urging action to thwart the murder of innocent civilians and enforce our red lines. Instead, President Obama failed to take action and we as a nation have watched this genocide claim nearly 500,000 Syrian lives.

“But tonight, I am proud to see President Trump, and our nation, stand against weapons of mass destruction. The horrific atrocities of the Idlib gas attack this week shook the world as we witnessed innocent civilians gasping for their last breath, dying at the hands of Assad's regime. The U.S. attack on the Syrian air base tonight will help save more innocents from meeting that same fate, and help prevent future use of such vile attacks.

I applaud our skilled armed forces and our troops around the world. These strikes tonight send a strong message: America will no longer allow evil to prevail.”

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