Rep Paul Gosar supports Iran protests
Cross-party lawmakers in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday declared their support and solidarity with the Iran protests.
The Members of Congress addressed a House briefing on December 11, 2019, to support ongoing protests in Iran and to hold the Iranian regime accountable for indiscriminate and deadly use of force.
The briefing “Congressional Solidarity with a Free Iran” was organized by the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC).
Speakers at the event included: Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI), Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA).
Rep Paul Gosar (R-AZ) noted the bravery of the protesters who rose up in “130 cities.
Rep Paul Gosar: Thank you, thanks for the invitation. You know, since we last met, things have changed. You know, the uprising in November 15th has really escalated.
Rep Paul Gosar: Now we see it all throughout provinces, over 130 different cities. And we saw a real crackdown by this Iranian regime. Now they turned off the internet.
They’re killing off their own citizens. That is a trademark of barbarians. We have to start looking at what’s around the corner, that hope, the mission of trying to get back to that resolution the 10-point plan that Maryam Rajavi has put forward.
That’s a first step here in the United States. (we’re no longer) we are the eyes of freedom. And they’re watching and looking making sure that the free people of Iran get to have that free voice and get rid of this tyranny they’re seeing right now in Iran.
So, keep the faith, the eyes of freedom are looking upon you. It’s a difficult time but we want to make sure that you’re getting all the information out.
The American people need to see the tyranny that’s going on in Iran. This is the time we’re with you, thank you for allowing me to speak with you, and stay the course. Thank you.