Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) spoke on the House floor on Thursday in opposition to the House Democrats’ proposed War Powers Resolution. Watch her floor remarks here, and see the transcript below:
REP. LIZ CHENEY: Madam Speaker, the measure before us is an unconstitutional political stunt meant to undermine the President of the United States. It will not become law, but it will embolden Iran. The Speaker and my colleagues who support this resolution ought to admit to the American people what they are doing: that is undermining United States’ defense policy toward Iran.
Qassem Soleimani, the lead architect and overseer of Iran’s web of terror, is dead. This terrorist was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American service members, the killing of an American citizen in Iraq just two weeks ago, and the recent assault against our embassy in Baghdad. He was engaged in planning for further deadly attacks.
But the Democrats in this body are so consumed by their hatred of President Trump that they will not even stand with him in support of the killing of the world’s deadliest terrorist. Instead, they have suggested a moral equivalence between the United States and Iran. The Speaker of the House even blamed America, describing the killing of Soleimani as “an unnecessary provocation.” Madam Speaker, what is a “provocation” is the introduction of this resolution, which sows doubt about American resolve. It makes war more, not less, likely. I urge my colleagues to stand united as Americans, to put partisan stunts aside, and to oppose this dangerous resolution. Thank you, Madam Speaker. I yield back.