LANGHORNE, PA - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Saturday:

"Last night's precision air strikes on targets in Syria associated with the Assad regime's chemical weapons program send a clear message that the U.S. and the international community will not stand by as a dictator murders innocent civilians, including countless women and children, in cold blood. The use of these weapons is a blatant violation of international law and can in no way, shape or form be ignored or acquiesced to.

Moreover, the administration was correct to call out Russia and Iran whose support of the Assad regime places them at odds with the civilized world.

The U.S. - in collaboration with our allies - must sustain our pressure for peace through all available channels. My colleagues on the Foreign Affairs Committee and I will continue to closely monitor this situation and work closely with the administration to ensure a clear path forward is articulated and agreed to in Congress."