(WMC) - Much of the country is split on the decision by President Donald Trump to launch missiles against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in response to the country's recent chemical attack.
Some lawmakers have applauded the decision by Trump to take action against Syria, while others argue that Trump should have consulted with Congress before making the decision.
In the Mid-South, many lawmakers are in agreement that the launch was needed.
A trio of Tennessee lawmakers called the action appropriate.
U.S. Rep. David Kustoff (TN-08), of Memphis, called the strike necessary:
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is in agreement:
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, issued this statement:
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis has yet to release a formal statement.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-MS, discussed his approval of the attack, but fellow Mississippi Republican Senator Thad Cochran has not issued a formal statement. Wicker said the following:
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) applauded the decision, but would like Congress's approval moving forward.
Fellow Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) backed the president:
Senator Wicker spoke on CNN regarding what went into Trump's decision to launch the missiles.
"I think it was called for and the fact that he notified a number of our strongest allies and was advised by a very professional National Security Team that we have in place," Wicker said on CNN. "This all gives me a great deal of confidence."
Senator Lee Harris (D-Memphis) said the United States should reconsider its position on refugees in light of Trump's missile attacks.