Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Statement on U.S. Military Actions Against Assad

Apr 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam released the following statement after the U.S. military initiated a strike against the Shayrat Airfield in Syria, a military base associated with the Assad Regime’s chemical weapons attack earlier this week:

“This was a bold and decisive action against the war criminal Bashar al-Assad – but airstrikes alone will not solve the crisis in Syria. We need a comprehensive strategy to end the tyrannical reign of the Assad family and free the Syrian people from the grip of Iran and Russia. Moving forward, the Administration should work closely with Congress toward that end.”