Tri-state lawmakers react to Trump’s address following Iran strikes

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(WEHT) Tri-state lawmakers reacted on Wednesday following President Trump’s address on tensions with Iran. In the address, President Trump said the U.S. will try to calm tensions with Iran. He also announced new sanctions against the nation. 

Senator Mike Braun is applauding President Trump’s handling of the crisis in the Middle East, saying he acted appropriately in dealing with Iran. 

“I was glad President Trump used restraint. I was also glad that when he did something, it was done to where it changes the paradigm so that a rouge nation like Iran has got to know that behavior that’s outside the norm across the rest of the world to be held accountable,” said Senator Braun.

Representative Larry Buschon also weighed in on the President’s address.

“He hit on the things that he thinks are important. He made that clear and what it stands for. I think he really has a consilitory tone to try to get bipartisan support and get things done,” said Buschon. 

Kentucky congressman Brett Guthrie reacted to the situation in Iran as well.

“I am incredibly grateful that there were no casualties last night during the Iranian attack on U.S. troops in Iraq. Iran is a threat to our national security, and after I attended a bipartisan classified intelligence briefing this afternoon on the attack against Soleimani, I am further convinced that President Trump made the right decision to protect American lives. President Trump said that Iran appears to be standing down. I hope that Iran does stand down and that Iranian leaders make the choice to de-escalate this situation and negotiate with us. I will continue to monitor the situation with my colleagues to ensure that our great nation remains safe,” said Congressman Guthrie. 

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(This story was originally published on January 8, 2020)

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