Cantwell Statement on Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria and U.S. Military Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after the United States’ response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack on its own people:

“Last night’s targeted strike on assets to stop Assad’s chemical attack on innocent people, including children, was appropriate.  The international community and U.N. should move more aggressively to counter Assad on his violation of Syria’s obligations to get rid of their chemical weapons. 

“The President must lay out a comprehensive strategy for the conflict in Syria that includes clear goals, diplomatic objectives, partnership with the international community, and dealing with the refugee crisis. 

“With more than five million refugees that have fled Syria, more needs to be done by the U.S. and international community to provide humanitarian support.”