Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Statement on Assad Regime Use of Chemical Weapons

September 27, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration determined the Assad regime in Syria carried out a chemical weapons attack on May 19, 2019:

“Time and again, Bashar al-Assad has shown himself to be a brutal dictator who looks to rule by fear, attacking his own people in ways that are not only barbaric, but also flagrant violations of human rights laws. I stand with Secretary Pompeo and the Trump Administration’s commitment not to let this latest assault go unchallenged. I was proud to support H.R. 31, the Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act, earlier this year and urge my colleagues to bring it to a swift vote in the Senate in order to institute stronger sanctions on Syria and those nations who enable Assad’s cruelty.”