Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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KDAL: Nolan Releases Statement On Syrian Air Strikes

Apr 11, 2017
In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDAL) - Reacting to President Trump's decision to launch an air strike against Syria, 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan has issued a statement that says a military attack against another country is an act of war.

Regardless of how good or compelling the reasons may be, Nolan says a declaration of war is a constitutional responsibility assigned to Congress and not the President alone.

Nolan says President Trump has moved America deeper into the Syrian conflict and that such attacks have consequences.

Nolan is calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to reconvene the Congress so the matter can be debated and voted on. He says Trump has an "equally profound and important obligation" to present lawmakers with a clear plan of his objectives for the Syrian escalation.