Sen. Rand Paul releases statement on U.S. airstrikes on Syrian airbase

Published: Apr. 7, 2017 at 7:34 AM CDT
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After President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike to hit the Syrian airbase that's supposedly behind Tuesday's gas attacks that killed over 80 people, the world reacted to the decisive action.

From most American allies the move was praised.

Great Britain, Australia, Israel, and Saudi Arabia have all announced that they back-up the president's decision.

Russia and Iran have strongly condemned the action. Russia even going as far as to say that the move 'violated international law', and has threatened to stop all military cooperation with the U.S.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul had his say in a statement posted on his Facebook page last night.

"While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked. The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate. Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be no different."

Now the world waits for what happens next.