Washington D.C. – Ranking Member Eliot Engel, the senior Democratic member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on remarks made today by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

“Secretary Kerry is right that the use of chemical weapons in Syria is undeniable and shocks the conscience of humanity, and that there must be consequences. I hope that the Administration will now move quickly to act against the Assad regime and show the world that the use of such weapons will not be tolerated.”