On Saturday, U.S. Rep Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford, reacted to the military strikes in Syria announced by President Donald Trump Friday night.
The strikes, a combined effort from the United States, Britain and France, were a response to April 7 reports of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s apparent chemical attack against civilians.
“The United States along with our British and French allies showed the world that the United States will not sit idly by while the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons to murder and maim its own people,” Tenney stated via a news release. “While the Russians continue to support these heinous war crimes, the Syrian regime continues to violate its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and the UN's Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.”
The attacks targeted key sites used for the development of Assad’s chemical weapons, Pentagon officials said.
“I support President Trump’s limited action to target chemical weapons facilities and hold this brutal regime accountable,” Tenney said. “I also support the extraordinary service and sacrifice of our brave men and women who serve this nation in our armed forces. Going forward it is vitally important that the administration involve Congress in any future decisions regarding the region beyond these limited actions."