Congresswoman Barbara Lee Responds to Iranian Missile Attacks

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to reports of Iranian missile attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq.

“First, let me say my thoughts and prayers are with our brave service members and personnel who are under attack tonight. Sadly, this type of response was exactly what we feared.

“This cycle of violence can quickly spiral out of control and escalate into Trump’s full-blown war with Iran.

“Make no mistake, Trump chose reckless military action over diplomacy – and this is the result.

“All parties should immediately halt the violence, and Trump should work with our allies to find a path to de-escalate.

“It’s past time to change course, embrace diplomacy, and focus on ending the wars we entered two decades ago instead of provoking another disastrous, unnecessary war the world cannot afford.”