SASC Chairman Inhofe Statement on Defeat of Amendment To Tie President's Hands When Responding to Iran

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after the Udall amendment, which could have tied the President’s hands when responding to Iran, was defeated in the Senate:

“As we’ve seen from recent attacks, the threats from Iran and its proxies are real. President Trump and his administration have sought to prevent war, responding proportionately and appropriately to these provocations,” Sen. Inhofe said. “This amendment could have prohibited all hostilities, including options like cyber and intelligence-sharing operations, and tied the hands of the president and the military to respond to a crisis—ultimately making Iran more hostile and war more likely. Iran was watching and waiting to see how the Senate would vote today, and I’m glad the Senate sent a message that Iran cannot ramp up its aggression without consequence.”

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