Sen. Lee Statement on Syria Chemical Attacks

April 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday:

“Like all Americans, I was shocked and saddened by the images of chemical weapons used in Syria this week. The use of indiscriminate and inhumane tactics like this, especially against non-combatants, should be condemned in the strongest terms.

“If the United States is to increase our use of military force in Syria, we should follow the Constitution and seek the proper authorization from Congress.

“President Trump should make his case in front of the American people and allow their elected representatives to debate the benefits and risks of further Middle East intervention to our national security interests.

“I stand ready to stay in Washington, or come back to Washington, in order to properly consider any further military action and the national security interests of the American people.”