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Cotton Statement on U.S. Strikes in Syria

April 13, 2018

Contact: Caroline Tabler  or James Arnold (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) tonight released the following statement on President Trump's decision to launch air strikes in Syria:

"The Butcher of Damascus learned two lessons tonight the hard way: weapons of mass destruction won't create a military advantage once the United States is done with you and Russia cannot protect its clients from the United States. President Trump ought to sustain the attacks if Assad doesn't learn these lessons, and Iran's ayatollahs and Kim Jong Un might want to learn the easy way. We thank our old British and French friends for once again joining us in defending the civilized world."