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Washington, D.C. -- Reacting to Rex Tillerson's July 28th comments reaffirming that a 'genocide' of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in Iraq, Congressman Trent Franks released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Last night, President Trump ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where a deadly chemical attack was launched on Tuesday. Strategic Forces Subcommittee Vice Chairman, Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), released the following statement in support of this proportional response:
Local eyewitnesses (along with Fox News, ARA News, and other outlets) are reporting that on Thursday last week in Mosul, Iraq, the Islamic State placed 19 Yezidi girls in iron cages and, before a crowd of hundreds, burned them alive for refusing to be their sex slaves. This is the state in which President Obama will leave the Middle East. It did not have to come to this, and would not have come to this if not for the serially heartless and incompetent decisions this President has made during his tenure as America’s Commander-in-Chief. Tragically, this will be his true legacy.
Washington, D.C. – On June 7, a bipartisan group of 18 House members – led by Representatives Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN) – wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to prioritize religious freedom in India during his meeting tomorrow with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, especially in light of ongoing violence and harassment against religious minorities, including Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and Sikhs.
The following is Congressman Trent Franks' prepared opening statement for the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing on HR 4924 the Prenatal Nondscrimination Act held Thursday, April 14, 2016.
Given the subject of this hearing, it seems appropriate to me that we all remind ourselves that the very bedrock foundation principle that gave birth to America in the first place was the conviction that all human beings are children of God and created equal in his sight.