Durbin: Syria Airstrikes Lack Congressional Approval

Apr 16, 2018

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
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Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says while President Trump made the right call to attack the Assad regime last Friday, he suggests the Commander-in-Chief use more precaution moving forward.

Trump last Wednesday tweeted about Russia with a heads-up on a possible U.S. missile attack on Syria. Durbin says the use of social media could have dire consequences.


“If you do that, it diminishes the impact and makes it more dangerous for America. And yet this president with his daily tweets, has thrown caution to the wind. But certainly to risk the lives of American troops is unacceptable.” Durbin says.

Durbin says he also suggested Trump get approval from Congress before deciding on the attacks. He says he worries this will not be a one-time situation, requiring additional military involvement.