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Kaine seeks transparency from Biden administration on Syrian air strike

The Pentagon released a statement saying the strike was defensive

Sen. Tim Kaine criticized the Biden administration and said Congress members should've been notified before the strike.
Sen. Tim Kaine criticized the Biden administration and said Congress members should've been notified before the strike.

ROANOKE, Va – Sen. Tim Kaine is criticizing the Biden administration for its airstrike on Syria.

The strike happened Thursday night against facilities related to Iranian-backed militias.

Kaine says congress should have been notified before the strike, and that the American people deserve an explanation.

“Look, you owe the American public an explanation of why you attempt to strike and what was your legal rationale. We know you didn’t come to Congress for approval, that doesn’t mean they may not have looked at some members of Congress, but they certainly didn’t let the relevant committees know,” Kaine said.

The Pentagon released a statement saying the strike was defensive.

The operation was the first known use of military force by the Biden administration.


About the Author:

Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.