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.