SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – Community members will hold a rally outside Congressman Darin Lahood’s office as tensions continue in Iran.
The rally will send the message to oppose war with Iran.
Community members plan to rally on the sidewalk outside of Lahood’s office at the corners of Monroe and 6th Street. The rally kicks off at 5 p.m.
The rally is part of the No War With Iran: Day of Action. The group said they will not be forced into another war.
Lahood's office issued the following statement after the House voted in favor of a non-binding resolution to limit President Donald Trump's military actions against Iran:
“Under the authority granted to him by the Constitution and the existing Authorization for Use of Military Force, which President Obama used for similar actions, President Trump acted decisively to protect our country by taking out a known terrorist, Qasem Soleimani. In the last two decades, Soleimani, who was working to coordinate further attacks on Americans, is personally responsible for the deaths of over 600 Americans and thousands more in the Middle East.
Democrats can’t seem to get over their hatred of President Trump, even as he acts to keep our country safe, and their actions today will further embolden the Iranian regime. After hearing from our intelligence and military officials in a classified briefing about the drone strike, I am confident the President was justified in carrying out this mission. The President acted decisively to take a terrorist off the battlefield, and Democrats shouldn’t work to undermine his ability to keep Americans safe.”
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