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Rogers: Dems ‘more concerned with scoring political points against President Trump than protecting American lives’

Congressman Mike Rogers (AL-03), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, on Thursday bashed Democrats in the chamber for passing a bill that would restrict President Donald Trump’s ability to execute military actions on Iran.

In a statement, Rogers said, “Today’s action by House Democrats is perplexing.”

“Four weeks ago, President Trump acted legally and judiciously to terminate a terrorist. Soleimani was an enemy combatant in a theater of war,” the East Alabama congressman continued.  “He was responsible for the deaths of over 600 American troops and continued to plot more attacks.”

“This vote today would prevent the president from carrying out a similar operation in the future. I don’t understand how this became the reaction from House Democrats. Today’s vote is proof positive that Democrats are more concerned with scoring political points against President Trump than protecting American lives,” Rogers concluded.

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Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn