Rep. Schrier Statement on Qassim Soleimani

January 6, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) released the following statement after confirmation that the United States killed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Quds Force Commander Qassim Soleimani:

"Qassim Soleimani was without question an enemy of the US, with American blood on his hands. Managing the multiple threats posed by Iran and its proxies requires diplomatic finesse, coordination with our allies, and an appreciation for unintended consequences. The repercussions of last night’s air strikes will play out in the coming days and weeks. Congress must be briefed on the imminent threat that prompted the air strikes, and the American public deserves to hear whether there is a coherent strategy in the region. After nearly two decades at war, we can’t risk stumbling into another endless conflict that destabilizes the region and threatens the lives of American troops."