Florida’s Elected Leaders React To U.S. Airstrikes Against Bashar al-Assad’s Regime In Syria

By  //  April 8, 2017

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (left), U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (middle) and Gov. Rick Scott react to U.S. airstrikes in Syria. (right)

FLORIDA – Governor Rick Scott released a statement following the Trump administration’s decision to conduct airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria.

“President Trump took the right action and acted decisively. The Assad regime is responsible for the horrendous killings of innocent men, women and children,” said Gov. Rick Scott.

“These chemical attacks against innocent Syrian people are sickening and it’s about time someone stood up for them. I appreciate our brave military heroes who conducted this mission.”

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) also released a statement after the United States conducted air strikes against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.

“I salute the bravery and skill of the men and women of our Armed Forces who conducted this mission. Tonight’s strike against the Assad regime’s Shayrat Air Base will hopefully diminish his capacity to commit atrocities against innocent civilians,” said Rubio.

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“By acting decisively against the very facility from which Assad launched his murderous chemical weapons attack, President Trump has made it clear to Assad and those who empower him that the days of committing war crimes with impunity are over. What must follow is a real and comprehensive strategy to ensure that Assad is no longer a threat to his people and to U.S. security, and that Russia no longer has free reign to support his regime.”

Finally, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, followed up with a statement.

“I support the administration’s strike on the air base that launched the chemical attack. I hope this teaches President Assad not to use chemical weapons again.”