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Hartzler on Fox News: Trump Made the Right Decision on Soleimani

January 10, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) spoke with Fox News’ Trace Gallagher on Iran and impeachment. 

On intelligence pointing to Soleimani’s plans to blow up the U.S. embassy in Baghdad:

“It’s very, very concerning obviously. I think the President took the correct action in order to save American lives. As Commander in Chief, that is his role. When he had that very imminent, very reliable piece of intelligence and information, he took the necessary step to make sure [they attacks] didn’t happen and make sure that Americans were not killed. You can imagine what the response would’ve been from Democrats if he had not taken these steps.”

On the Democrats’ War Powers Resolution curbing President Trump’s Iran strategy:

“Where were no hearings on this resolution, it did not go on regular process. It’s a concurrent resolution which is similar to resolutions that we pass here authorizing the box car derby to be help on Capitol Hill. It has no force of law. It was clearly the Democrats trying to just send a messaging bill. They don’t like the President, they don’t want him re-elected, they don’t approve what he did.

“Iran needs to see a show of unified strength from America. It needs to see Congress coming along side our President, when our troops and our embassies are threated, and stand as a unified front against them. So I think it was poor timing, it was the wrong idea, and I could not support this.”

On Speaker Pelosi sending articles of impeachment to the Senate:

“If you’re going to send them, I guess it’s about time. It just shows what a sham this whole process was. When it was in the House, it was very urgent and we were told it had to get done and we don’t have time to have a process where the President could actually have his counsel there.”

“I look forward to the Senate getting its process very quickly so we can get back to the business of the people of this country. The reason they sent us here is so we work for them, to listen to their problems, not to engage in these partisan fights.”