Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Trump Administration's Strike On Syria

"The use of chemical weapons is a crime against humanity that calls for an appropriate response.  But it is Congress' responsibility to declare war. Threatening the use of military force by tweet, and firing off missiles without a coherent policy or clear legal authority, raises obvious dangers and constitutional concerns and risks drawing us into a wider war.  The President needs to be crystal clear with the American people and with the Congress about what our goals are in Syria and how he intends to achieve them." 

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