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How CNY representatives responded to Syria airstrikes on social media

In the hours following the United States' airstrike against alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities, several Central New York congressional representatives took to social media to express their thoughts. 

"A pinpointed, limited action to punish and hopefully deter Assad from doing this again is appropriate, but the administration has to be careful about not getting us into a greater and more involved war in Syria," Sen. Chuck Schumer tweeted out after the strike late Friday evening. 

Then, Saturday morning, a strong opposition reaction from his Senate colleague, Kirsten Gillibrand. 

"Assad's use of chemical weapons against his own people was evil," she wrote. "However, President Trump has no legal basis for this strike. He does not have an authorization for the use of military force against Syria by congress."

She later added, "with no discussion of strategy and consequences, which could be significant, I do not support this decision." 

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney took a different tone in a statement via Twitter saying she supports supports the president's actions and holding the "brutal [Assad] regime accountable." 

It does not appear Congressman John Katko has shared his thoughts on social media at this point. 

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