Qassem Soleimani masterminded Iran’s reign of terror for decades, including the deaths of hundreds of Americans. Tonight, he got what he richly deserved, and all those American soldiers who died by his hand also got what they deserved: justice. https://t.co/1wkjtvj2QA
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) January 3, 2020
Arkansas Republicans in Congress are chest-thumping about the drone strike in Iraq that killed a top Iranian military leader, but as some critics have noted, they have had little to say so far about what comes next.
Iran has vowed revenge. Tensions in an already fraught region have escalated. Americans have been urged to leave Baghdad. Does Trump have a strategy? At least one challenger of an incumbent congressman, state Sen. Joyce Elliott, the Democrat challenging Rep. French Hill, raised that question.
Soleimani’s death is welcome news to all nations who oppose the Iranian regime’s unchecked and rampant aggression in the Middle East.
— French Hill (@RepFrenchHill) January 3, 2020
So bad man Soulieman is dead. No tears. Looking forward to a full-fledged explanation from Pres Trump to the people of the USA & the rest of the world. Whether Soulieman was bad is not under dispute. He was. What about the balancing of the big picture? What information to
— Joyce Elliott (@xjelliott) January 3, 2020
Also from an Arkansan in the House:
Justice has been served. Qassem Soleimani, a leader of Iran’s Quds Force, terrorist, and enemy of peace is confirmed dead. He directed the deaths of US soldiers and innocent civilians. His elimination is another victory against terror. Freedom will always prevail over extremism. https://t.co/rx1eFEzSVa
— Rep. Steve Womack (@rep_stevewomack) January 3, 2020