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Rep. Phillips Calls For Cohesive, Responsible Strategy on Iran

Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) released the following statement today following the President's decision to approve and then cancel a military strike on Iran: 

“I am growing increasingly concerned about the potential for conflict with Iran and the likelihood of miscalculations by the leaders of both countries. Our President has lost credibility with our most valued allies, and is proving to be an ineffective leader by leaving the Secretary of Defense post vacant for six months, withdrawing from our diplomatic agreement with Iran, sending mixed signals about potential military action, and sharing tactical information on Twitter. I am determined to ensure Congress reasserts itself as a co-equal branch of government, and that no offensive military action be taken without our explicit approval.”