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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s statement on U.S. Airstrike in Iraq Against High-Level Iranian Military Officials

Jan 3, 2020
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Johnson released this statement after the Trump Administration conducted a deadly airstrike targeting Iranians and Iraqis at the Baghdad International Airport:

“This Administration conducted airstrikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani, without the authorization of or consultation by the Congress. While American  leaderships’ highest priorities are protecting American lives and interests, we can’t further risk the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats, and others by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions. The full Congress must be immediately briefed on the seriousness of this situation and on the next steps under consideration by the Administration,” said Congresswoman Johnson.

 

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