In response to the United States launching more than 50 tomahawk missiles at a Syrian base, support continues to pour in for the attack. In addition, some surprising voices have also lent their voice for support.
To begin with, two voices heavily critical of Donald Trump have released statements endorsing the missile launch at the Syrian base. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi both released statements praising the attack.
In her statement, Pelosi commented that “Tonight’s strike in Syria appears to be a proportional response to the regime’s use of chemical weapons.”
Schumer echoed Pelosi’s remarks by adding that “Making sure Assad knows that when he commits such despicable atrocities he will pay a price is the right thing to do. I salute the professionalism and skill of our Armed Forces who took action today.”
Please see my statement following the US military strike in Syria: pic.twitter.com/MmiFY1LNxS
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 7, 2017
Texas Senator Ted Cruz also released a lengthy statement commenting on the justification of the attack by explaining that “Today, after eight years of Obama foreign policy failures, Syria is a humanitarian disaster. Bashar al-Assad is a monster, a puppet of Russia and Iran, and he has once again used chemical weapons against his own citizens, murdering innocent men, women, and children. Our prayers are with Assad’s victims, and with the victims of the ISIS and al Qaeda terrorists ripping Syria apart. And, as always, our support and prayers are with the brave Americans in uniform who carried out the military strike tonight.”
He also added that “Any military action in Syria must be justified as protecting the vital national security interests of America – including decisive action to prevent chemical weapons from falling into the hands of radical Islamic terrorists – and I look forward to our Commander-in-Chief making the case to Congress and the American people how we should do so in the days ahead.”
Finally, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chimed in with support by commenting that “In both word and action, President Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. Israel fully supports President Trump’s decision and hopes that this message of resolve in the face of the Assad regime’s horrific actions will resonate not only in Damascus, but in Tehran, Pyongyang and elsewhere.”