U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor's Statement on Last Night's U.S. Strike Against Syria


Date: April 7, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Defense

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement about last night's U.S. strike against Syria:

"The Tomahawk missile strike on the Syrian air base was an important and targeted response to Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. Russia and Iran should be held accountable as well for their support of Assad and his war on the Syrian people.

"The U.S. Constitution vests the responsibility to declare war in the Congress. Congressional leaders, the Trump Administration and Obama Administration have been derelict in following the requirements of the Constitution and law for a formal Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). The military strike on Syria and ongoing war on ISIS should prod policymakers to return to Washington and adopt a new AUMF."