Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on U.S. Military Strike in Syria

Apr 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. military strike in Syria:

“President Trump was right to act quickly and decisively to the atrocities committed by the forces of Bashar al-Assad.  While no president has a blank check to circumvent congress in these matters, President Trump’s actions were entirely appropriate given the circumstances.

“The Trump Administration’s actions are in stark contrast to President Obama’s idle ‘red Line’ threat which was followed by a sham agreement with Assad - brokered by Russia - to destroy all of Syria’s chemical weapons. 

“As this situation continues to unfold, it is imperative that Congress work with the President to protect our national security interests and address the humanitarian crisis in Syria.”