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Dick Durbin statement on U.S. missile strikes on Syria

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, released the following statement after President Donald Trump authorized missile strikes in Syria.

“My preliminary briefing by the White House indicated that this was a measured response to the Syrian nerve gas atrocity. Any further action will require close scrutiny by Congress, and any escalation beyond airstrikes or missile strikes will require engaging the American people in that decision.”

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