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Roe Opposes Democratic Resolution to Undermine the President’s Anti-Terror Efforts

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Washington D.C., January 9, 2020 | Whitley Alexander (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), released the following statement after voting against H.Con.Res.83, a resolution to undermine President Trump’s anti-terror efforts in the Middle East:

“I believe the President was right on the mark eliminating the threat posed by known terrorist Qasem Soleimani, General in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, who was responsible for the death of over 600 Americans. President Trump acted decisively upon intelligence from the best advisors available, and he used his executive powers to do what previous presidents did when presented with a similar decision to protect American safety. Instead of supporting our president’s act of strength, House Democrats passed a resolution that undermines his efforts to protect Americans and our allies, and they turned a military decision into a political messaging point. Instead of our country being shown as one unified force, we are now presented to our enemies as divided. Passage of this shortsighted resolution is not acting in America’s best interest.”  

 
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