Sanders Statement on Syria

BURLINGTON, Vt., April 13 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced the United States launched strikes against Syrian targets:

"It is Congress, not the president, which has the constitutional responsibility for making war. The international community must uphold the prohibition against the use of chemical weapons, but it is unclear how President Trump's illegal and unauthorized strikes on Syria tonight will achieve that goal. After 17 years of war in Afghanistan and 15 years of war in Iraq, we need a political strategy to bring peace and stability to the region, not more U.S. military intervention."