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Rep. Schiff on Airstrikes: 'Morally Justified, But Unconstitutional'

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By    |   Monday, 16 April 2018 02:57 PM

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shared both praise and criticism for President Donald Trump's launch of a missile strike against Syria.

Trump "got a couple things right and one big wrong," Schiff said Monday on "CBS This Morning."

"I think he was right to have strikes on these chemical facilities as a deterrent on Bashar al-Assad (the Syrian president), to try to establish this norm against the use of chemical weapons, and I think he was right to pick targets that would not risk Russian lives to embroil us in a broad war," Schiff said in the interview.

However, Schiff said that the president should have gotten approval of Congress.

"This should've been brought to Congress for a vote. Morally justified, but probably unconstitutional," Schiff said about the launch.

Schiff also critiqued Trump Sunday on Twitter:
 

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