Striking a terrorist
Make no mistake: Qassim Soleimani was a terrorist. He had the blood of over six hundred American men and women on his hands and was responsible for injuring thousands more. President Trump made the right decision to take him out and our world is safer because he is no longer in it. Let's also be clear that this was not an act of war.
If any president wishes to wage war, Congress should provide authorization. President Trump has affirmed that he has no interest in going to war with Iran. I voted against Speaker Pelosi's War Powers Resolution this week because it was yet another disingenuous and irresponsible political stunt in the halls of Congress. The resolution, which does not have the force of the law and was rushed to the House floor for a vote in less than 24 hours, does nothing but highlight the Democrats' priority of criticizing our President's every action.
I'm proud to represent the largest active-duty military base in the world and will never take lightly the sacrifices our service members make to keep our nation safe. In 2018, I had the opportunity to visit Iraq and Kuwait, where I met with our troops and inspected tanks, vehicles and weapons that can be deployed anywhere in the Middle East in a short time to protect American interests. The United States military is the strongest in the world because of the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us around the globe. God bless our troops.
In God we trust,
Member of Congress