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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham

Representing the 1st District of New Mexico

Lujan Grisham Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Syria

Apr 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement in response to the U.S. military strikes in Syria:

“The gas attacks and slaughter of innocent civilians and children in Syria is yet another act against humanity by the Russian-backed Assad regime. These are war crimes that cannot go unanswered. 

“However, Americans deserve a plan of action, which means an immediate debate in Congress regarding the use of force. We cannot allow an inexperienced and volatile President to act alone when the stakes are so high. President Trump’s illegal anti-refugee actions have only worsened the political crisis in Syria, emboldened our enemies, and turned our back on millions of innocent people fleeing Assad’s crimes against humanity.   

“We must work on a comprehensive approach to hold Assad and his Russian backers accountable, address the humanitarian crisis, and develop an international political strategy to ultimately end the violence.”