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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

Rep. Ratcliffe Statement on Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on the U.S. military strikes in Syria:

“The Assad regime’s horrific attack on innocent civilians earlier this week was in complete defiance of international law barring the use of chemical weapons. I applaud President Trump for his decision to call for a military strike on the airfield where this chemical attack was launched. His action was an appropriate, direct and proportional response to this heinous assault on innocent life. Through his decisive action, the president has signaled a clear departure from the many years of failed policies that have allowed for further destabilization in the Middle East. As a Member of Congress, I will stay actively engaged as we move forward with the Trump administration in addressing any further involvement in Syria.”

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