(Washington, DC) Regarding the situation in Syria, Congresswoman Brown made the following statement:
“The Syrian government’s horrific use of chemical weapons against its own people is a clear violation of any moral standard and places the Assad regime well outside the circle of respect for basic human rights. I strongly believe that those responsible for these horrific attacks must be held accountable. The ongoing civil war in Syria remains deeply concerning, as does the involvement of Iran and Hezbollah in supporting the Assad regime's attacks against Syrian communities.
“To date, the Syrian government’s indiscriminate actions have claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people, internally displaced 4.25 million, and forced 1.7 million men, women, and children to flee their native home.
“I am currently involved in various congressional briefings and participating in Caucus discussions with my colleagues. I plan to closely study the language of the Syria resolution when I return to Washington next week.”