Moments after President Donald Trump announced to the nation that he intends to issue military strikes on Syria in retaliation for chemical attacks allegedly taken by their President Bashar al-Assad, Twitter exploded in outrage as bombs began to fall in Damascus at the decision to instill more violence in the war-torn region.
"It’s unbelievable this man is ordering air strikes yet I have zero doubt that he could not place Syria on a map," The Intercept's Charlotte Greensit tweeted.
"Yesterday I reminded [Defense Secretary Jim] Mattis that, in Iraq, he gave us a clear mission and told us what we needed to accomplish to go home," Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) tweeted. "Then I asked about Syria, and he said the troops can go home when they defeat ISIS. So what part of that strategy is this?"
Yesterday I reminded Sec Mattis that, in Iraq, he gave us a clear mission and told us what we needed to accomplish… https://t.co/sIX5Qt85wq— Seth Moulton (@Seth Moulton) 1523669451.0
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), meanwhile, noted that in 2013, he remarked to President Barack Obama that the constitution "requires congressional authorization for use of military forces in Syria."
Trump's "actions tonight appear to be unlawful if not unconstitutional," the congressman said.
As I said in 2013, under Pres. Obama, Constitution requires congressional authorization for use of military force i… https://t.co/P2D70V86aU— Rep. Nadler (@Rep. Nadler) 1523669792.0
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If Trump genuinely cared about the civilians dying in Syria, he would allow refugees into our country. Instead he… https://t.co/qoGVdT9uPh— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1523669724.0
This tweet from private citizen #trump making the rounds tonight https://t.co/KlvPRa2um1— Kathleen Bade (@Kathleen Bade) 1523670387.0
Less than two weeks ago, Trump announced US withdrawal from #Syria and instructed military leaders to begin prepara… https://t.co/G5FCZsV98n— Jim Sciutto (@Jim Sciutto) 1523670400.0
Donald Trump during the campaign: "You’re going to end up in World War III over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton.”— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts) 1523669811.0
tonight is the night donald trump became p https://t.co/fsWbF7WQAY— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis) 1523670258.0
“Stop bombing Syria!” Say protestors outside the White House soon after Trump orders strike on Syria in responses t… https://t.co/MTgItee0tG— Bria White (@Bria White) 1523669800.0
You wag that dog. You wag the hell out of that Syria dog— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young)))) 1523667884.0
So I guess we are not getting out of Syria— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein) 1523670236.0
The sad thing is, what will keep Trump up tonight is Comey's book, and not the potential carnage in Syria.— Roland Scahill (@Roland Scahill) 1523670016.0
To be clear, Syrian Pres Bashar al-Assad is a monster who has committed war crimes against his own people. But tha… https://t.co/8qMCgNJZWv— Rep. Nadler (@Rep. Nadler) 1523670346.0