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Lawmakers react to missile strikes in Syria

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (Source: Associated Press) Rep. Trey Gowdy (Source: Associated Press)
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC (File/FOX Carolina) U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. John McCain issued a joint statement on Thursday after the announcement that the U.S. launched missile strikes in Syria.

The announcement came after a chemical weapons attack killing civilians, including multiple children in northern Syria. Pres. Trump ordered 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles which were fired at an air base from warships in the Mediterranean.

Below is the statement released by Graham on Twitter:

On Friday, Rep. Trey Gowdy was attending a human trafficking symposium in Greenville. A FOX Carolina crew at the event asked him his thoughts on the decision.

"I think it sends a signal, not just to the Middle East but perhaps to other regions of the world, that we're patient but our patience has some boundaries," Gowdy said. "If you hurt children with chemical weapons, there's going to be a response from our country."

WATCH: Trey Gowdy: 'If you hurt children... there's going to be a response from our country'

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