House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA 23) introduced a resolution to support civilians protesting Iran’s oppressive government, and to condemn that regime, this morning. Rep. McCarthy called the resolution a ‘common sense’ provision in support of the Iranian people.
It should not be difficult for Republicans and Democrats to come together to support the Iranian people and condemn the Iranian regime for lying to the world about shooting down a plane full of innocent civilians. https://t.co/Hx82Jj1tA4— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 14, 2020
HR 791 would give the Iranian people unconditional support in their grievances against the authoritarian government:
“Resolved, That the House of Representatives— (1) condemns the Government of Iran for killing approximately 1,500 Iranian citizens who were protesting their government; (2) condemns the Government of Iran for shooting down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752; (3) condemns the Government of Iran for repeatedly lying to its people and to the world about its responsibility for the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752; (4) calls on the Government of Iran to— (A) refrain from the use of violence; and (B) protect the rights of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly; and (5) supports the protestors in Iran, their demands for accountability, and their desire for the Government of Iran to respect freedom and human rights,” the resolution reads.
Congressman Glenn Thompson (R, PA-15) threw his support behind the minority leader’s effort, signing on to HR 791 as a co-sponsor.
Proud to co-sponsor @GOPLeader House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s House Resolution 791 supporting the protestors in Iran, which also serves as notice to the Iranian regime that the United States is watching, and the world is watching.— Glenn 'GT' Thompson (@CongressmanGT) January 14, 2020
HR 791 is, indeed, a common sense resolution. Iranian civilians are righteously protesting their oppressive government, and every lawmaker in Congress should be standing in solidarity with them.