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Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 10:58 PM
— Ohio’s delegation to the U.S. Congress began reacting Friday night on social media to President Trump’s announcement of coordinated airstrikes in Syria.
The U.S.-led attack was in conjunction with French and British forces in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons.
Sen. Rob Portman said in two social media posts that he supports the attack and urges the White House to broaden its coalition to other countries.
I support the action taken tonight to hold Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad accountable for his barbarous chemical weapons attack against his own people. We must put #Syria on notice, as well as its enablers in Tehran and Moscow, that this will not be tolerated.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) April 14, 2018
I’m pleased to see that the United Kingdom and France are part of this important effort in #Syria, and I would urge the White House to continue to broaden this coalition to other countries in the region, including our Arab allies.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) April 14, 2018
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U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, who sits in the 8th District seat formerly held by House Speaker John Boehner, posted on his Facebook page that he applauds cooperation with allies, but questions the will of Congress to sustain the response.
U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Cincinnati, supports the attack, saying the use of chemical weapons “violates every norm of international diplomacy, and indeed, human decency.”
President Trump’s decision to launch precision airstrikes targeted to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities shows the world that the United States and its allies will not tolerate these atrocities and the killing of innocents,— Brad Wenstrup (@RepBradWenstrup) April 14, 2018
U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, said the use of chemical weapons must not be tolerated.
Around the globe, people were wondering what our response to the barbarism of the Assad regime would be. Innocent men, women, and children were gassed with chemical weapons-the use of these weapons must not be tolerated anywhere. Full Statement: https://t.co/xrk1LKeHvw— Bill Johnson (@RepBillJohnson) April 14, 2018