May 24, 2011

House Republicans endorse Israeli military action on Iran

Rep. Louie Gohmert has reintroduced his resolution expressing support for Israeli military action on Iran.  The measure has 44 cosponsors—all of whom are Republicans.  25 of the cosponsors are in the House Tea Party Caucus, including potential presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann.
The resolution has been introduced  just in time for Bibi Netanyahu’s address to Congress this morning.
At a time when former Mossad chiefs are saying bombing Iran would be “a stupid idea” and the Defense Minister is attempting to dial back hysteria and free Israel from its bomb Iran bluff, House Republicans seeking to look tough on Iran are prodding Israel in the other direction.

H.RES.271: Expressing support for the State of Israel’s right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the use of military force if no other peaceful solution can be found within reasonable time to protect against such an immediate and existential threat to the State of Israel.

(Full list of original cosponsors below the jump)
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1]
Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6]
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6]
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7]
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10]
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5]
Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31]
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7]
Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3]
Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17]
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2]
Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5]
Rep Gowdy, Trey [SC-4]
Rep Granger, Kay [TX-12]
Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13]
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4]
Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3]
Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49]
Rep King, Steve [IA-5]
Rep Kline, John [MN-2]
Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5]
Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7]
Rep Landry, Jeffrey M. [LA-3]
Rep Long, Billy [MO-7]
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY]
Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16]
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24]
Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4]
Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1]
Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5]
Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10]
Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1]
Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5]
Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2]
Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6]
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16]
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2]
Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4]
Rep Price, Tom [GA-6]
Rep Scott, Tim [SC-1]
Rep Smith, Adrian [NE-3]
Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7]
Rep Walsh, Joe [IL-8]
Rep West, Allen B. [FL-22]
Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3]

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