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Congressman Brendan Boyle

Representing the 13th District of Pennsylvania

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Boyle Statement on Syrian Chemical Attack

April 4, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement today following reports that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against civilians:

“If reports of a severe chemical weapons strike by the Syrian government against its own people in the Idlib province are true, they represent a heinous war crime that must not go unacknowledged. Even after six years of carnage, the depths of Assad's brutality remain shocking. Also troubling are reports of Secretary of State Tillerson ignoring questions this morning when asked about this latest massacre in Syria. We have a moral duty to address these war crimes, and in the least condemn them. Unfortunately, when it comes to human rights, it seems Donald Trump has relegated the United States to a backbench observer.”

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