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STATEMENT: KHANNA ON SYRIA AIR STRIKES

March 1, 2021
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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Member of the House Armed Services Committee & Congressional Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, issued the below statement following the news of President Biden’s decision to conduct target air strikes in Syria:

"This makes President Biden the seventh consecutive US president to order strikes in the Middle East. There is absolutely no justification for a president to authorize a military strike that is not in self-defense against an imminent threat without congressional authorization. We need to extricate from the Middle East, not escalate. The President should not be taking these actions without seeking explicit authorization instead of relying on broad, outdated. I spoke against endless war with Trump, and I will speak out against it when we have a Democratic President."

 

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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.