Congressman McCarthy issues statement airstrikes in Syria

FILE -- In this Dec. 8, 2015, file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy released a statement Thursday evening on the airstrikes in Syria:

"I commend our troops for their professionalism in carrying out these strikes. Assad has made his disregard for innocent human life and longstanding norms against chemical weapons use crystal clear. Tonight's strikes show these evil actions carry consequences."
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