Democrats Block Resolution Honoring the U.S. Military

January 9, 2020
Press Release

Today, House Democrats blocked the House from considering a resolution honoring the men and women of the military who carried out the airstrike in Iraq against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was in Iraq to meet with the terrorists who attacked the U.S. embassy in Iraq in late December and who killed an American citizen on December 27.

The resolution commending the military was offered by Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), a Navy SEAL veteran who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The resolution commends the American military members for their efforts to stop Soleimani. It reads:

Resolved, That the House of Representatives— (1) commends the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and the United States intelligence community for the tremendous commitment, perseverance, professionalism, and sacrifice they displayed in disrupting Qasem Soleimani’s planned terrorist attacks; and (2) reaffirms its commitment to disrupting, dismantling, and defeating the IRGC-QF and affiliated organizations around the world that threaten United States national security and to bringing terrorists to justice.

The resolution was blocked by House Democrats on a near party-line vote.

Congressman John Moolenaar voted to honor America’s military for their successful strike against a dangerous terrorist. He made the following statement on today’s vote:

“Today, I joined my colleagues in trying to honor our military for its successful airstrike against two terrorists in Iraq. However, our resolution was blocked by House Democrats, who then pushed forward with an effort to limit President Trump’s abilities to defend Americans. Congress has already authorized the use of military force in Iraq and President Trump was within his legal authority to order an airstrike there. Democrats want to change the rules, even though President Trump used the same authority President Bush and President Obama had when they were in office.”

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The resolution blocked by House Democrats today.