Rep Lieu Statement on House Effort to Prevent Unauthorized War with Iran

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) spoke on the House floor in support of the House’s concurrent resolution to stop the President’s use of armed forces in Iran without Congressional authorization. The resolution passed on a bipartisan basis. In his remarks, Rep. Lieu reiterated his desire to see a formal Administration policy for Iran.

“It is one of the highest forms of patriotism to speak out when a government engages in reckless military action that can lead us to war” said Lieu. “I previously served active duty in the United States military. The goal of any military action should be to make us more safe, not less safe. Unfortunately, as a result of Donald Trump’s impulsive decision making, the following negative consequences have happened: Iran is no longer abiding by any limits on its nuclear program; the Iranian people who previously were protesting their own leadership have now rallied behind their government; and the Iraqi parliament voted to kick U.S. troops out of their country. We don’t need the President make any more reckless decisions. We don’t need him to tweet out flag pictures. We need the President to articulate a coherent Iran strategy, which he still hasn’t offered.”



Congressman Lieu is a member of the House Foreign Affairs and House Judiciary Committees, and serves as a Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
Mr. Lieu is a veteran, having served on Active Duty in the Air Force.

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