LaMalfa Issues Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after a United States military airstrike targeted a Syrian air base overnight. The attack was in retaliation to the use of chemical weapons by the Bashar al-Assad regime that left dozens of civilians dead and hundreds more wounded.
LaMalfa said: “The justification for these airstrikes is clear – the use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians is a truly despicable act. I believe President Trump was right to respond with appropriate military force. The targeted strike shows that America will take action and hold the Assad regime accountable for their acts of terror. Going forward, Congress must be involved in determining our level of military engagement with Syria.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.