He also said the US does not seek a permanent presence.
BREAKING: President Trump says US armed forces engaged in combined strike with UK & French allies against Assad chemical weapons facilities in Syria.— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) April 14, 2018
In his announcement, Trump noted that precision strikes were targeting Assad’s chemical weapons facilities in retaliation for a Saturday attack on civilians. The U.S., Britain, and France reiterated in the days before the strike that they had confirmed the use of chemical weapons by Assad.
Some members of Congress were less enthused than others:
DAMASCUS, Syria _ Loud explosions light up skies over Syrian capital, heavy smoke as President Trump announces airstrikes.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 14, 2018
I haven’t read France’s or Britain’s “Constitution,” but I’ve read ours and no where in it is Presidential authority to strike Syria.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) April 14, 2018