Norton Says Iran Escalation Without Consultation of Congress is Usurpation of Power

Jan 3, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released the following statement today on the assassination of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani.  General Suleimani’s forces are responsible for hundreds of American deaths.

“President Trump’s decision to kill Iranian General Qassim Suleimani is a dangerous escalation between the United States and Iran.  Without consulting Congress or outlining a broader strategy to the American public, President Trump’s reckless action will increase instability and endanger American lives.

“For three years, President Trump has led a disastrous foreign policy, from tearing up the Iran Nuclear Deal to gutting the State Department.  As a senior member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, I will conduct thorough oversight of this decision and get the answers the American people deserve.”