House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to introduce resolution supporting Iranian protesters

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has announced he’ll introduce a resolution to support anti-regime protesters in Iran. He tweeted:

According to Reuters, 1,500 protesters have been murdered by the regime in less than two weeks since the protests erupted in November. Thousands more have been injured. Another round of protests  began “after the government admitted to accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet.” And while McCarthy seeks to support the protesters, Nancy Pelosi trivializes their motives, as can be seen HERE in a video.

Pelosi presents the protests as if the demonstrators were merely protesting the regime’s allowance of a passenger jet to take off amid the tensions with the U.S. She ignores the cries of the protesters against the regime and denying that the U.S. is their enemy.

“Kevin McCarthy to Introduce Resolution in Support of Iran Protesters,” by Kristina Wong, Breitbart, January 13, 2020:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Monday said he will introduce a resolution in support of protesters in Iran who are demonstrating against the Iranian regime for a third day.

The protests in Iran began after the government admitted to accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing 176 passengers and crew, including 82 Iranians.

Iran’s military shot down the plane during their attack on Iraqi bases hosting American troops last week, in retaliation for President Trump killing Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani.

Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases. Four missiles failed, one landed outside one of the bases, and the others hit the al-Asad base but did only structural damage. U.S. military leaders said they believe Iran was intending to kill Americans, but early warning systems gave the U.S. advance notice of the incoming missiles.

In the aftermath of Soleimani’s killing, Democrats attacked Trump’s decision, with some critics claiming that it would rally Iranians against America. However, the demonstrations show that Iranians are instead protesting the Iranian regime.

On Monday, Iranian students at the Sharif University of Technology chanted, “kill the mullahs,” according to a BBC News tweet in Farsi.

McCarthy’s resolution comes a day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refrained from saying she supported the protesters….


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