Wis. Republicans praise US missile strike on Syria

Wis. Republicans praise US missile strike on Syria

Wisconsin Republicans are praising President Donald Trump’s missile strike against Syria.

House Speaker Paul Ryan calls the action “appropriate and just.” He calls them tactical strikes that “make clear that the Assad regime can no longer count on American inaction as it carries out atrocities against the Syrian people.”

Sen. Ron Johnson calls the U.S. strike a “swift and appropriate action.” He says responsible leaders will have to unite to achieve greater stability, but “America will have to lead.”

Rep. Mike Gallagher says he also supports the strike as a “clear signal that the United States will not stand idly by while dictators use weapons of mass destruction to murder children.”

Gallagher said Trump should seek congressional authorization for any sustain military operation in Syria.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin calls the missile strike a “measured response.” But Baldwin says she is concerned about what she calls “the lack of a clear and comprehensive strategy for Syria and the region.”

She agrees with Gallagher that the Trump administration should work with Congress going forward.

Democratic Congressman Ron Kind called the move a “necessary and appropriate response,” but said Trump should come before Congress if he wants to escalate military involvement in Syria.