(WTVM) – U.S. Senators are weighing in after president Donald Trump orders a launch of missiles at Syria.
David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, releases a statement on U.S. military airstrikes in Syria.
Perdue says: "Assad is a tyrant and his chemical weapon attack against innocent civilians this week was beyond inhumane. I am glad to see that President Trump is willing to...stop those responsible for this violence."
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, (R-GA.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding today's U.S. military airstrikes in Syria.
Isakson says: "I salute the brave men and women of the U.S. military who conducted these operations tonight. President Trump's decision to strike the Assad regime's air base where chemical weapons were deployed against the innocent people of Syria earlier this week sends a clear signal to the world that war crimes such as these will not be tolerated. I support the president's swift and decisive action to punish this dictatorship for the atrocities committed."
Tomahawk missiles were fired from ships in the Mediterranean Sea around 8:45 p.m. eastern time at the Al-Shayrat Airbase in central Syria.