Dingell Statement on the Airstrike that Killed the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp Commander General Qasem Soleimani
Washington, January 3, 2020
DEARBORN, MI - Today Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) released the following statement on the airstrike that killed the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp Commander General Qasem Soleimani:
“Qasem Soleimani was an evil man responsible for the death of thousands of innocent people. However, I deeply fear the consequences of this action, which was made without consulting Congress, or our allies and partners in the region. Congress must be briefed on the Administration’s strategy, and we must be prepared for an almost certain escalation of activities and conflict in the Mideast, as well as the safety of Americans throughout the world.
“We must act as Americans, not as Democrats and Republicans in understanding the situation, protecting America and safeguarding our national interests, allies and partners. Any escalation of US military involvement requires Congressional authorization, and the Administration must come to Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force as required by the Constitution.”