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Some Republicans Call For U.S. Strikes Against Iran—But Most Back Off

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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Although congressional Republicans were quick to criticize President Joe Biden’s response to Iran’s drone attack on Israel, most have resisted calling for the U.S. to respond militarily—indicating support for a wider attack on Iran, and U.S. involvement in it, may be weak.

After the attack began on Saturday, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said the U.S. “must move quickly and launch aggressive retaliatory strikes on Iran”—one of only a few GOP leaders to advocate a direct attack against the Islamic Republic.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Biden should “lead...

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