House Democrats block McCarthy measure supporting Iranian protesters
15 Jan 2020 — #Swamp
House Democrats on Tuesday blocked a vote on a resolution introduced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, that expressed support of anti-government protesters in Iran and condemned Iran’s role in the downing of a Ukrainian civilian aircraft last week.
By refusing to bring the resolution introduced Monday to a vote, Democrats effectively threw support to an otherwise isolated Iranian regime that in recent weeks has killed over 1,500 protesters and shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane.
Yet to be seen is if the leaders in Iran will interpret blocking the resolution as tacit approval for a new crackdown on thousands of Iranian citizens already in the streets fighting for freedom and democracy in their country.
What a disappointment —Democrats just blocked a vote on a resolution supporting the Iranian protestors.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 14, 2020
This is not the time for partisan politics. This should be a time for the US Congress to speak with one voice to condemn an Iranian regime that kills its own people.
House Democrats @HouseDemocrats did not allow vote on a resolution that its goal was to tell freedom loving people of #Iran that #American people have their back and support them#DemsAffairWithAyatollahs pic.twitter.com/78nRGrbS3W— sHiRaZii (@Lion_Azi) January 15, 2020
Democrats Block Resolution Condemning Iran For Murdering Protesters, Shooting Down Plane https://t.co/DJ5l0vwhZ3— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 15, 2020