W.Va. Congressional Delegation Backs Strikes in Syria
West Virginia’s congressional delegation today came out in support of President Donald Trump's decision to take action in Syria.
Images of devastation began to surface earlier this week after what U.S. officials and observers described as a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria by the regime of Bashar al-Assad. An agreement was reached in 2013 with Assad and Russia that all chemical weapons in Syria be destroyed.
Senator Joe Manchin said after a decade of war in the Middle East, that he continues to believe America must carefully consider the implications of escalation. But he says, “yesterday’s strike was important to send a message to the Syrian regime and their Russian enablers that these horrific actions will not be tolerated.”
Senator Shelley – Moore Capito, and representatives David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins agreed. Mooney said on his Facebook Page that, “Bashar al-Assad has been put on notice.” Jenkins echoed those sentiments, saying “I support President Trump’s tactical strikes on the target that carried out this atrocious act and I look forward to this administration further engaging Congress in this matter."