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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Representative Brenda Lawrence Issues Statement On Airstrike in Iraq Against High-Ranking Iranian Officials

January 3, 2020
Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following the statement on the U.S. attack at the Baghdad International Airport:

"As Commander in Chief, the president's top priority is protecting American lives and interests both abroad and at home," said Rep. Lawrence. " The safety of our service members is of paramount importance, and we must take every action possible to ensure they are protected in the face of growing hostility."

"This administration carried out high-level military action without an authorization of military force from Congress. The president must convince this body and the American people, that he has the ability to act and think strategically. I am not convinced that he has thought through the consequences of our military actions.”

“Therefore, there must be an immediate briefing of the full Congress to guarantee the country has a comprehensive plan to address any retaliation, as well as the possible increased deployment of troops to the Middle East."