Senator Scott Responds to the U.S. Missile Strikes on Syria

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Scott issued the following statement in response to the U.S. missile strikes on Syria: 

“The U.S. response to the atrocities of this week should be a surprise to no one. The gut-wrenching photos of children gasping for breath and the families grieving over loved ones warranted a military response of equal proportions. This week it was confirmed a chemical attack carried out by the Assad regime brutally killed nearly 100 people, 27 of them children. Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has been done. Despite a standing agreement banning the use of chemical weapons, Assad has violated the guidelines time and time again. This was the last time it would go without consequences. This is not a knee-jerk reaction and there were plenty of warnings before arriving to this point. Thank you to the brave men and women in uniform for carrying out this justified and calculated attack on a military target. Our actions from last night should send a clear message that barbaric attacks against humanity will not be tolerated. We must continue to develop a comprehensive strategy moving forward.”