Shimkus Statement on Syria Missile Strike


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

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement on yesterday's Tomahawk missile strike on Syria's Shayrat air base:

"In 2013 I cautioned President Obama about military intervention in Syria. I also questioned why we are always the ones to respond, and why the international community may come late, but never early or on time, to these situations.

"Russia should have enforced the agreement struck in 2013 to remove all chemical weapons from Syria. After another attack on innocent civilians, it is clear this did not happen, and a war crime was committed.

"I hope President Trump will seek legislative support for any possible future actions."