Rep. Gabbard: Syria missile strike ‘illegal and unconstitutional’

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, disclosed to Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday that the American rocket strike on a Syrian runway as “an illicit and unlawful military strike” that moved the United States nearer to military clash with Russia.

Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, additionally said the strike was “a heightening of a counterproductive administration change war in Syria that our nation’s been pursuing for a considerable length of time, first through the CIA secretively, and now plainly.”

In January, Gabbard met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus. At the point when host Tucker Carlson inquired as to whether she trusted Assad’s strengths to be in charge of the synthetic weapons assault that hastened the rocket strikes, Gabbard replied, “It doesn’t make a difference what I accept or not. What is important is proof and certainties.

“In the event that the Trump organization has the proof, unequivocally demonstrating this, then impart it to the American individuals,” Gabbard proceeded. “Impart it to Congress. Come to Congress and put forth your defense before propelling an unapproved, illicit military strike against an outside government.”

Gabbard likewise said that endeavors to topple Assad would just fortify radical gatherings, and communicated worries about Moscow’s reaction to the rocket strikes.

“Russia … are firmly aligned with Syria and … have their own particular military working [on] the ground there,” the congresswoman stated, “and when you consider the outcomes of that, the United States and Russia being the two atomic powers on the planet, it ought to be a reason for awesome sympathy toward everybody.”