US Sentator John McCain: POTUS’s Pledge to Withdraw from Syria has Only Emboldened Assad

US Senator John McCain confirmed on Monday, the 9th of April, that the US’ inaction emboldened Assad to carry out the chemical attack on the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta.

McCain said in a Tweet on his official Twitter page: “POTUS’s pledge to withdraw from #Syria has only emboldened Assad, backed by Russia & Iran, to commit more war crimes in #Douma.”

He added that “POTUS responded after last year’s chemical attack. He should do so again & make Assad pay a price for his brutality.”

The Syrian regime forces committed a horrific massacre in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, killing hundreds of civilians with toxic gas.