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Senate Dem: There must be an international response to Syria chemical attack

Senate Dem: There must be an international response to Syria chemical attack
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Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinSchumer vows to only pass infrastructure package that is 'a strong, bold climate bill' The Hill's Morning Report - Biden on Putin: 'a worthy adversary' Antsy Democrats warn of infrastructure time crunch MORE (D-Md.) in a Sunday show interview called for an “international response” to the reported chemical attack in Syria.

“Clearly there needs to be a response, it needs to be an international response,” Cardin told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” 

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The BBC on Sunday reported that at least 70 individuals were killed in a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.

Cardin, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Syrian President Bashar Assad must be “held accountable for his war crimes.”

President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE on Sunday morning blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he said is backing the “animal Assad.”

But Russia on Sunday said reports of the chemical attack are "bogus."

Cardin said Trump’s naming of Putin on Twitter is “a significant change.”

Trump has faced criticism for wanting warmer relations with Russia amid the investigation into Moscow’s U.S. election interference and potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and the Kremlin.