Ernst Statement on Strikes Against Syria

“Bashar al-Assad is a war criminal, and he will be held accountable for his actions.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chairman of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a combat veteran, issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to strike against Syria following Syria’s use of chemical weapons:

“Tonight, the United States and our allies executed a strong and unified response to the Assad regime’s recent attacks, making clear that their horrific crimes and use of chemical weapons against their own people will not be tolerated. The evidence produced is indisputable: Bashar al-Assad is a war criminal, and he will be held accountable for his actions.

“Russia and Iran are complicit in these chemical weapons attacks on innocent populations. The Trump administration has shown decisive and precise global leadership. We must remain unified with our allies to put a stop to these continued attacks on the Syrian people once and for all.”