Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Statement on Allied Strike in Syria

Apr 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement in response to American, French, and British missile strikes against the Syrian regime: 

"I remain as apprehensive of U.S. intervention against the Syrian regime as I was when I cautioned President Obama about it in 2013," Shimkus said. "While I would have preferred the president seek legislative support for last night’s strike, I respect and appreciate our French and British allies for joining American forces in making that powerful statement against the use of chemical weapons."