Whitehouse Statement on Air Strikes in Syria

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released the following statement regarding the air strikes in Syria:

“The Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against its own civilian population is an atrocity.  Given the information we have, this joint strike seems to satisfy the test for responding:  it is limited, the goal is clear, and it does not commit us to deeper involvement or American boots on the ground.  The administration needs to swiftly clarify its goals and authorities for our involvement in Syria.”