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Congressman Gonzalez Statement on Killing of Qasem Soleimani

January 3, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued a statement regarding the recent U.S. military drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander: 

“No American will mourn the death of Qasem Soleimani. His reign of terror has come to a just end. However, this strike is not only an escalation, but an action that will likely be met with retaliation and possibly foment another war in the Middle East. 

The Administration’s decision to target an Iranian general was done so without congressional notification and raises serious legal questions. As members of Congress, we need to be briefed immediately on the situation and further plans for U.S. military action in the region.”