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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON US AIRSTRIKES ON SYRIAN FORCES

May 18, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement given the breaking news that US forces carried out airstrikes on pro-government forces in Syria.

“For the second time in as many months, the US military has conducted airstrikes against pro-Assad forces in Syria.  The Trump Administration does not have congressional authorization to carry out military strikes against the Assad regime. Furthermore, the situation that led to today’s strike is precisely why I warned against getting further entangled in the Syrian civil war without a clear strategy.  President Trump needs to explain his plan for Syria to Congress and the American people.”

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