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Lankford and Tillerson speak out against Syrian government chemical attack

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WASHINGTON D.C. (KSWO)- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is speaking out against the Syrian government after a suspected chemical attack in northern Syria earlier this week.

"There's no doubt in our mind that the Syrian regime under the leadership of Bashar Assad is responsible for this horrific attack. And we think it's time that the Russians really need to think carefully about their continued support of the Assad regime," said Tillerson.

Tillerson spoke out during a photo op while meeting Mexico's top diplomat in Washington, D.C. to discuss bilateral relations. Mexico's Foreign Secretary will be in D.C. until later today, and is scheduled to meet Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford is not mincing words when it comes to Syria's president. He says the US must prioritize his removal.

"You deal with the realities of four-million refugees scattered all around the world, destabilizing the entire region. you see women and children gasping for their life and you realize the entire world is waiting on the United States to make a decision," explained Lankford.

Lankford says what's happening in Syria has a direct impact on us, because ISIS and Al Qaeda is there and want to do us harm.

You'll have a chance to chat with Senator Lankford today. He's hosting a Facebook Live conversation at five this evening, our time. That time could change though depending on the Senate schedule. All you have to do to participate is log onto Lankford's Facebook page.

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