Today, Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) released the following statement on the U.S. military strikes in Syria:
“The Assad regime’s repeated use of chemical weapons is unacceptable. The targeted strikes ordered by the President, in consultation with Congressional leaders, was an appropriate and just response to the most recent atrocities. While Congressional engagement over long-term strategic objectives in the region must continue, I support the President’s decisive actions to tangibly weaken the Assad regime’s ability to murder innocent people with chemical weapons.”
Congressman Brad Wenstrup has served in the U.S. Army Reserve since 1998, currently holding the rank of Colonel. In 2005-2006, he served a tour in Iraq as a combat surgeon, and was awarded a Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge for his service. During his time in Congress, Wenstrup is fulfilling his Reserve duties by treating patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.
Currently, he serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and as Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee.