PA Senators React To Killing Of Iranian General

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
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WASHINGTON (Newsradio 1020 KDKA/AP) - Pennsylvania Senator  Republican Pat Toomey is reacting to the killing of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani by U.S. forces.

In a statement Sen. Toomey said: “Qasem Soleimani was responsible for the murder of hundreds of Americans. The world is a better place now that he is dead. Every American should be grateful to our armed forces who carried out this strike with incredible skill and precision. The Trump administration was right to restore deterrence against Iran.”

Every American should be grateful to our armed forces who carried out this strike with incredible skill and precision. The Trump administration was right to restore deterrence against Iran.

— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) January 3, 2020

The White House said in a tweet that Soleimani, who led the elite Quds Force responsible for Iran's foreign campaigns, “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”

Toomey’s fellow PA Senator, Democrat Bob Toomey said the “world is safer with him gone.”

Qassim Suleimani was a military figure who inflicted terror and killed thousands in Israel, Iraq, Syria and other places. He was directly responsible for the killing of hundreds of American soldiers and civilians. The world is safer with him gone. /1

— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) January 3, 2020

Qassim Suleimani was a military figure who inflicted terror and killed thousands in Israel, Iraq, Syria and other places. He was directly responsible for the killing of hundreds of American soldiers and civilians. The world is safer with him gone.”

While Casey says that the world is better with Soleimani gone, he wants the Trump Administration to brief Congress and inform them of what the plan of action is with Iran in the coming days.

The Trump Administration must provide a full briefing to Congress next week regarding the following:- The intelligence used to authorize the strike;- The legal basis for the strike;- The nature of the threat articulated by the Pentagon in its statement last night. /2

— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) January 3, 2020

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