Democratic congressional leaders held a press conference on Tuesday in which they sided with Iran in an increasingly tense standoff that has pitted the hardline Islamic regime against the Trump administration as it seeks to thwart Tehran’s regional terror operations.
Sen. Richard Durbin (D., Ill.) and other top Democrats lashed out at the Trump administration over its efforts to isolate the Iranian regime, claiming in talking points that mirror those from Iranian leadership that President Donald Trump and his national security team are “itching for a confrontation with Iran.”
This week, Democratic Sens. Tom Udall (N.M.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) penned an opinion piece for the Washington Post in which they castigate President Trump’s policy toward Iran. Their arguments are misguided and miss an important truth: Trump actually needs to be tougher on Iran, not softer.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D., Calif.) tweeted that the United States should not support the political opponent of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro at this time.
A newly elected Democratic Illinois state lawmaker announced Tuesday she will run for the U.S. Senate in 2020, challenging Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.).
The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill known as the First Step Act on Tuesday by a vote of 87-12.