Babin Statement on Syria
Washington, April 14, 2018
U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement in support of President Trump’s targeted military strikes, alongside the U.K. and France, against Syrian targets after a chemical weapon attack by the Assad regime against its civilians:
“I commend the President for his leadership, as well as our allies in France and the U.K., for taking this action after Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad once again used chemical weapons against his own innocent civilians.
This use of chemical weapons violates nearly 100 years of precedent and agreement among the civilized nations of the world. Allowing their use to go unanswered even in an internal conflict would set an unacceptable precedent and ultimately put American citizens and soldiers abroad at heightened risk of being exposed to them.
The purpose of these strikes is to debilitate the Syrian regime’s capacity to produce and use these weapons, which pose an immediate, clear and present danger. Congress and the President should have to agree on any course of action that escalates our involvement further than that.”