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]

Posted By Jamal Abdi

    2 Responses to “House Republicans endorse Israeli military action on Iran”

  1. Pirouz says:

    And we at NIAC who are participating in the demonization campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran are facilitating this sort of thing.

    You can’t have it both ways. You can’t continue to say “Bad. bad, Iran” and then get all alarmed when the party of war, the Republicans, put forward legislation like this.

    I mean, how politically naive can you be?

    Yes, this is what happens when you think you’re being clever and opting for a sycophantic approach toward your political connections in Congress.

    I’m not saying you give up on your ideals. Just be a little more truthful with yourselves; quite with the myopic servility and for gosh sakes stop contributing toward the demonization campaign.

  2. mickeywhite says:

    Marsha, you job is not to decide if another country can fight another country. Focus Girl!
    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :
    http://mickeywhite.blogspot.com/2009/09/tn-congressman-marsha-blackburn-votes.html
    Mickey

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