Rep. Tlaib Statement on U.S. Airstrike in Iraq & Killing of Qasem Soleimani

January 3, 2020
Press Release

DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) released the following statement regarding an airstrike carried out by the United States in Iraq:

“The drone strike in Iraq ordered by the Trump Administration is yet another reckless action made with no regard for the checks and balances set out by our Constitution. Such provocative actions will put even more lives, both at home and abroad, in danger. 

“We have an entire generation of people and children who have only known a United States at war. We cannot stay silent as this lawless President recklessly engages in actions that move us closer to yet another unnecessary war that will undoubtedly result in more bloodshed. The President is not a king and this is not a monarchy, this is a democracy. Therefore, as a co-equal branch of government and the body with the sole authority to declare war, Congress must clearly say no to war with Iran.”