Nebraska’s senators said Wednesday that the U.S. did the right thing in executing Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani last week, the military leader of Iran.
Sen. Deb Fischer, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was one of the senators who received a classified briefing from members of President Trump’s cabinet and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley.
Democrats and some Republican senators said the briefing did not disclose enough information to justify the attack, however, Fischer and Sen. Ben Sasse were convinced.
“Based on the information presented, I believe the president acted appropriately and responsibly to protect American lives,” Fischer said. “The administration has made it clear to Iran that killing Americans has serious repercussions. We do not want to go to war with Iran, but the president has been and remains committed to doing what is necessary to keep American citizens safe.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, and CIA Director Gina Haspel regarding Iraq and Iran attended the briefing, Fischer said.
Sasse said the architect of Iran’s proxy war strategy is dead and the United States has the strong upper hand to deter further Iranian aggression.