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Congressman Pete Sessions

Representing the 32nd District of Texas

Sessions Statement on Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release

DALLAS, TX – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s strategic decision to hold President Bashar Al-Assad accountable for the use of chemical weapons that led to the death of dozens of civilians in Syria:

“Yesterday the President made it clear that we will not stand idly by while Bashar al-Assad barbarically uses chemical weapons to take the lives of innocent men, women, and children. President Trump’s decision to launch a targeted airstrike on the airfield where Assad launched the deadly chemical attack on Monday shows a strength and responsibility that we have not seen in eight years. While the complexity of the situation in Syria grows daily, I believe this is a solid first step and I look forward to working with the President and my colleagues in Congress to hold the Assad regime accountable for its heinous actions.”

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