MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) Our local lawmakers are responding to President Trump's actions tonight.
In an exclusive interview with Louisiana Senator John Kennedy he said that he felt the Syrian president attacked his own citizens to provoke a response from the U.S.
And President Trump had no choice but to take action
Kennedy went on to say, " You can't reason with someone like Assad it's like trying to hand feed a shark. Sooner or later you're gonna get bit. Someone who would do that to their own people, doesn't deserve to live, in my opinion."
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton also responding tonight saying quote:
"I commend President Trump for taking swift, decisive action against Bashar Al-Assad's outlaw regime.
Any country that violates arms-control agreements with the U.S., develops illicit chemicals- or nuclear-weapons programs, or supports those countries that do ought to take note."