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Congressman Mike Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Louisiana

Rep. Johnson Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday evening, the United States attacked a Syrian air base with approximately 60 cruise missiles in response to the chemical attack on civilians carried out in Syria earlier this week.


Rep. Johnson released the following statement:


“For too long these barbaric actions in Syria have gone unanswered. Our previous president refused to put forward a comprehensive strategy while tens of thousands continued to die at the hands of a brutal dictator and murderer. I fully support President Trump’s swift decision to retaliate against the latest horrible chemical attack in Syria and show that these actions will not be tolerated. It is well past time the international community step up to long held principles and not only condemn the atrocities being carried out by the Syrian government, but stand firmly behind proposals that will ultimately stop this bloodshed.”