Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump's Airstrike In Syria

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The delegation's three members appeared less certain of how they would vote if Trump did, in fact, come to them with such a request.

He added that he is "deeply concerned the strike in Syria could lead the USA back into the quagmire of long-term military engagement in the Middle East".

"I think he has got to come to the United States Congress". Neither Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) nor Sen. Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders say the US must be wary of using military force in Syria.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has denounced US President Donald Trump for ordering a military strike against government targets in Syria, saying it could suck the United States into a years-long quagmire.




"The President is now required to give Congress notification under the War Powers Act", Leahy said in the statement. Both senators stopped short of criticizing Trump for authorizing air strikes Thursday. And that Congress must do its job by debating and voting on the president's plan. His regime's use of chemical weapons against the men, women and children of his country, in violation of all global conventions and moral standards, makes him a war criminal. But, he added, "I would not vote for us getting involved militarily in another war in the Middle East".

"I directed this action in order to degrade the Syrian military's ability to conduct further chemical weapons attacks and to dissuade the Syrian regime from using or proliferating chemical weapons, thereby promoting the stability of the region and averting a worsening of the region's current humanitarian catastrophe", the letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan read.

"We are a nation where you're not supposed to initiate military action, start war, without a plan that's presented to and approved by Congress", he said. "Congress has a responsibility to weigh in on these issues".

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