June 21, 2019

Moulton Statement on Iran

WASHINGTON—Following Iran’s downing of an American drone and reports that the president ordered a retaliatory strike and then cancelled it, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) made the following statement:

“As a Marine veteran, I know that action should be strong, decisive, and controlled. The goal is de-escalation, to make it clear Iran’s strike will not be tolerated but that we also do not invite a war. A strong president’s actions would be unmistakable and unequivocal. You’ll recall a news story last week about US malware in the Russian electrical grid. I’d respond to Iran by turning off the power in the grid in the southern part of the country where the Iranian missile system is based. You’d hear news of rolling blackouts in Iran; so would China, Russia, North Korea and others who are watching. Unfortunately, we have a weak and indecisive Commander-in-Chief with no strategy, and while some in our country may not believe that, our adversaries know it.”