Pelosi Statement on Syria

August 18, 2011
Press Release

San Francisco - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on Syria:

“When President Assad came to power, his leadership was met with some hope.  When Assad started firing on his own people, he was warned of serious consequences by world leaders.

“Clearly, Assad is not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of the future.

“I commend President Obama for calling on Assad to step down and for issuing sanctions against Assad and his regime; this call has been echoed by other world leaders.  Today's announcement will be welcomed by freedom-loving people within Syria and many Syrian Americans.”