Bill Johnson Statement on President Trump Iran Remarks


Date: Jan. 8, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Trump spoke from the White House regarding the latest developments with Iran:

Today, President Trump demonstrated real leadership and a forceful resolve in the face of Iranian aggression. He made it clear that he prefers de-escalation, but that the United States will always defend itself, our people, and our allies. However, he made crystal clear what the whole civilized world knows: Iran can never have a nuclear weapon.

I sincerely hope there is no more bloodshed, and I thank God that no Americans were harmed in last night's attacks in Iraq. The United States does not want conflict, but Iran must understand there will be a price to pay for supplying terrorists, inflicting harm on Americans, and destabilizing the Middle East. President Trump has offered the Iranian leaders an "off-ramp" toward an opportunity to become a peaceful, productive member of the world community. They should take it