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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass on Syrian Airstrikes: “This Is Not The Way To Peace"

April 6, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement following President Trump’s airstrikes on Syria.

"The constitution is clear; if President Trump intends to increase our military’s involvement in Syria, he must come to Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force. Tonight, I join the growing calls for Congress to immediately debate the further course of action in Syria. If we truly care about protecting the Syrian people that were brutalized by the chemical attack earlier this week, we should open our country to Syrian refugees and engage in multilateral foreign aid efforts. Hurling 59 tomahawk missiles at Syria is short-sighted, it is not the way to peace."