Speaking on the floor about the War Powers resolution, Rep. Ilhan Omar argued President Trump is abusing human rights of suffering Iranians.
Rep. Ilhan Omar:
This administration says starving the Iranian economy is in defense of human rights, when it is an abuse of them. That withdrawal from the nuclear deal was a demonstration of American leadership when it is an abandonment of it.
Escalation is deescalation. War is peace.
In fact, they’re asking us to deny reality.
…The Iraqi people, who have suffered decades of unjust war, are now unjustly suffering as their country becomes a battleground in a proxy war. The Iranian people have suffered because of maximum pressure and will suffer because of this escalation.”