U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said President Donald Trump’s decision to coordinate a U.S. led airstrike against chemical weapon facilities in Syria was a “reasonable action” meant to send a message to dictator Bashar Assad.–Eric Tichy, The Post-Journal
“The use of weapons of mass destruction, such as chemical weapons like we saw in the horrific videos, is not going to be tolerated in the world,” Reed said.
“This was to send a message that this type of weapon was not going to be tolerated,” Reed said.
Reed said he expects to see a “tremendous amount of activity” to take place in committee (while the House is expected to do little or nothing).
“We’re very interested, at this point in time, to getting feedback,” Reed said. “This is where the legislation is created; this is where the legislation is drafted before it goes to the floor of the House.”
Reed said one of his priorities regarding the farm bill is looking at food stamp reform.
“What I believe we should do is take the approach that I have long held that giving fish to an individual for a day feeds them for that day, and that is good,” Reed said. “However, if you could not only give them fish but teach them how to fish you will arm them for a lifetime being able to take care of themselves.” (Can one fish for milk and toilet paper, one wonders?)
Reed — in the only time he raised his voice Saturday — came to the defense of the woman (who complained that SNAP recipients live high on the hog), and pointed out that her tax dollars were being used to buy “shrimp and lobster.”
“I’m confident this (investigation of DJT’s potential crimes) will wrap up sooner rather than later,” Reed said. “We need to get to a conclusion. … Sunshine will have its day.”