CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s United States Representative Liz Cheney reiterated her support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to authorize an airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
She also criticized some Democrats for introducing a resolution Cheney’s office says is “intended to weaken Trump’s hand on Iran.”
“[I[t really is a sad state of affairs that we’re facing here. First of all, the resolution itself will never become law,” Cheney said in an interview on Lansing Radio on Thusday, Jan. 9. “It’s a concurrent resolution, which means that it simply will not become law. It’s a partisan effort that’s being led by Representative [Elissa] Slotkin and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi and because it will never become law, it’s just a messaging document, which, frankly, will send a message to the Iranians that the country is not united behind the President.”
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Cheney said that language in the resolution equated the damage that came from Trump’s decision to authorize the airstrike with damage from missiles Iran launched at Iraqi military bases.
“What this resolution did, and the language that was introduced by Representative Slotkin yesterday equated the decision – the attack, the decision to take out Qassem Soleimani, who is the world’s deadliest terrorist, the blood of hundreds, if not more, service members, U.S. service members on his hands – language in the resolution equated that in terms of the damage it was doing with the Iranians launching ballistic missiles against our forces in Iraq,” she said.
Cheney said she thinks House Democrats are moving too far to the political left.
“You’ve got a situation where the Democratic Caucus in the House has gone so far to the left, even members who go home and portray themselves as reasonable, say they’re going to work across the aisle, they themselves end up here in Washington absolutely contributing to this complete focus and obsession with hatred of President Trump, inability to support anything the President does, and it gets them to the place that we see with this resolution where they had to rush in middle of the night last night to take language out that drew a moral equivalence between U.S. service members, those who wear the uniform of this nation, and terrorist entities in the Iranian government,” she said.