Condemnation and prayers from Utah leaders after Iran missile attacks

Jan 8, 2020, 8:16 AM | Updated: Jan 9, 2020, 6:08 am
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SALT LAKE CITY — Reaction has been coming in from Utah’s congressional delegation after Iran’s retaliatory missile attacks on US troops.

Sen. Mitt Romney

Senator Mitt Romney condemned the attack in the strongest terms. He also asked God to watch over and protect the troops.

Romney tweeted may God protect and watch over our troops. He condemned the missile attack in the strongest terms.

Romney also called in to Lee Lonsberry during Live Mic to give his reactions from the live briefing.

Rep. Chris Stewart

Representative Chris Stewart said they need more details before evaluating what the appropriate response should be. He tweeted that it is possible to have peace with the people of Iran and still protect American lives and interests in the region.

But first, he said he is praying for the safety and well being of US service members and civilians overseas

He also joined KSLNewsRadio’s Dave and Dujanovic shortly after President Trump spoke to the American people from the White House.

Later that day, Stewart also phoned in to Lee Lonsberry after the House of Representatives and the Senate was briefed on the justification behind the airstrike.


Rep John Curtis

Representative John Curtis also joined in praying for troops, and said he’s waiting to learn more information. Curtis said he would be receiving a classified briefing Wednesday morning.


Curtis also joined KSL NewsRadio’s Dave and Dujanovic shortly after the President’s remarks to elaborate.


Rep Ben McAdams

Representative McAdams joined in with his prayers for those affected and said he is monitoring the situation closely.

McAdams also called in to Lee Lonsberry later that day to weigh in on more details.

Sen. Mike Lee

Senator Mike Lee said he is grateful that no American’s were harmed in the attacks late Tuesday and that this is the point where the US should seek to deescalate the tensions in the region. However, Lee says that if any other military action is warranted, that call should be made by Congress.

“Thankfully, no Americans were harmed by last night’s missile attack. Whether further military action is warranted is a question that should be answered by Congress. The U.S. should seek to deescalate these raised tensions and I will continue to push to bring our troops back from the region.”



As of this publication,  Representative Rob Bishop has not released a statement.

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