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Cole: “President Trump does not want war with Iran”

January 9, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representative voted on H. Con. Res. 83, a resolution related to the War Powers Act introduced by Democrats. Cole opposed the resolution.

“House Democrats so dislike President Trump that they will use anything he says or does to make a political point – even falsely accusing him of starting a war,” said Cole. “President Trump does not want war with Iran, and he has not waged war with Iran. In accordance with Article II of the Constitution, President Trump appropriately exercised defensive action in response to the Iranian regime’s ever-increasing aggression against United States interests. He did so by killing a dangerous terrorist who was the mastermind behind the deaths of hundreds of Americans and who was plotting to kill even more. Protecting Americans in the face of imminent threats doesn’t warrant the partisan resolution pushed by Democrats.”  

During consideration of the rule for the resolution earlier today, Cole made remarks on the House floor. Video and transcribed remarks are available here