Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) issued the following statement on the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria.
“The chemical weapons attack that occurred Tuesday in northwestern Syria is a shocking atrocity. The attack was reportedly carried out using the potent nerve gas, sarin, killing at least 70 civilians, including children.
"This barbaric behavior must end. The Syrian government has denied involvement, just as they did in a 2013 sarin gas attack that killed 1,300 people. Bashar al-Assad’s continued presence in Syria cannot be accepted as a political reality. A leader who allows the killing of innocent civilians is no leader at all. The removal of President al-Assad must be considered as part of any solution to this years-long civil war.”