Gardner Statement on U.S. Strikes on Syria

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after President Trump’s address to the nation regarding the U.S. response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons:

“The use of chemical weapons on civilians, including children, is one of the most abhorrent acts imaginable, and the United States and its allies cannot sit back and allow it to continue.  The precision targeting of military targets are needed in the fight of good versus evil, a fight of the United States versus the dark edge of humanity.

“These latest actions need to be part of a comprehensive strategy that secure lasting peace in Syria.  We must continue to build a coalition of allies and partners in the region that share our goal of protecting the innocent people being harmed in Syria by this monstrous regime.”