|Many of the victims of the chemical weapons attack were children.|
WHAT NEXT? Does Donald Trump's missile attack against a Syrian airfield constitute a change of his stated "America First" policy or was it just an emotional response to the horrific videos and pictures of child victims of Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons?
Was Trump's use of military force constitutional? Are the victims of chemical attacks more sympathetic than the thousands who have been displaced because of the civil war in Syria; many who have washed up on shore (including children) because of the hazardous crossings of the Aegean Sea separating Syria from Europe?
Those are critical questions being asked by AAPI members of Congress and their peers that need to be answered.
The morning after the attack, Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif, appeared on MSNBC. “Clearly, the president can take limited actions that the Congress has authorized such as going against terrorists who were involved with 9/11 or in terms of Iraq when Congress authorized the use of force in 2002, but there’s been no congressional authorization to launch 59 cruise missiles at a country that has not attacked us. Donald Trump’s action ... was unconstitutional. He should not do it again,” he told interviewer Katy Tur.
SCREEN CAPTURERep. Ted Lieu was a guest on MSNBC.