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Democratic Leaders want Legal Justification for Trump’s Missile Strike in Syria

Adam Schiff, an anti-Trump Democratic congressman, and former vice presidential nominee to Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, demanded legal justification [1] from the Trump administration for their use of 59 Tomahawk missiles that struck a Syrian airbase.

The missile strike was to retaliate against a chemical weapon attack that was attributed to the Syrian government under Bashar Assad. But, now the Democratic leadership want the legal basis (known as AUMF, or the Authorization of the Use of Military Force) for the missile strike even after video footage of the chemical weapons attack hit the international news cycle.