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April 07, 2017

ICYMI: Inhofe Joins Jeremy Hobson on Here & Now

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), joined Jeremy Hobson on NPR’s Here & Now to discuss on the U.S. tomahawk strike against a Syrian airfield in response to Bashar al-Assad’s April 4 chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria that killed over 70 people, including dozens of children, and left hundreds wounded.


“[Trump] acted quickly. He acted properly. He acted within his authority,” Inhofe said. “We’ve gone through eight years with a president who was not decisive, [who] did not want to use the authority that he had and [who] did not come out with a plan as to how we handle future problems in Syria.”


On criticism that Trump acted without authority, Inhofe said:

Any president is authorized to use immediate, limited force and that’s exactly what he did.”


Click here to listen to the interview. 

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