Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) released this statement following joint strategic strikes on Syrian regime assets:
"The attacks against the Syrian people by a brutal dictator are horrific and we cannot stand by as the people of Syria are murdered. I support yesterday's joint strategic strike carried out by U.S., U.K. and French forces against Syrian regime assets. Assad must pay a price for ruthlessly slaughtering his own citizens with chemical weapons. We must degrade Assad's ability to commit further war crimes and make clear to his backers in Tehran and Moscow that such heinous acts will not go unpunished. These strikes must be part of a larger strategy to free the Syrian people and roll back Iranian and Russian influence in the region."