From: Anita Kumar
Date: January 9, 2020 at 7:03:17 PM EST
Subject: Travel pool report #5
Jan. 9, 2020
From Hogan Gidley:
“The President has the right and duty to protect this nation and our citizens from terrorism. That’s what he continues to do, and the world is safer for it.
“This House resolution tries to undermine the ability of the U.S. Armed Forces to prevent terrorist activity by Iran and its proxies, and attempts to hinder the President’s authority to protect America and our interests in the region from the continued threats. These Congressional actions are completely misguided. In fact, this ridiculous resolution is just another political move because, under well-established Supreme Court precedent, it’s non-binding and lacks the force of law.
“President Trump’s decision to strike Qassem Soleimani, the world’s leading terrorist, was the right course of action and authorized under his constitutional powers as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive as well as the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force.”
White House Correspondent
& Associate Editor