President Trump ordered Thursday a missile attack on a Syrian base in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons.
Senator James Lankford believes the Bashar al-Assad regime deserved what it got after it poisoned Syrians.
“Bashar al-Assad is a ruthless tyrant who kills his own people and breeds terrorism throughout the Middle East. The latest chemical attack on innocent people is another chapter in a tragic pattern that has gone on for far too long. No one should expect the United States to ignore a dictator that commits war crimes and uses chemical weapons against his own people. Russia assured the international community that Syria was free of chemical weapons, but the Russian promises have proved false and they have demonstrated their inability or unwillingness to restrain Assad. It’s time for the international community to join the United States and demand that Assad step down and allow the refugees scattered around the globe to return to their homes and be able to pursue peace.”
Lankford, in his role as member of the Senate Intelligence and Homeland Security Committees, recently took a fact finding trip in the Middle East.