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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

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October 25, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday afternoon, October 25, 2017, another massive mobilization of Iraqi Security Forces is occurring in Iraq against the Kurds.  The likely target is Faysh Khabur in the northwest of the country.  The troop mobilization includes Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and the 9th Armored Division – Iraq’s most well-equipped, well-trained, and advanced armor unit.  In response to these events, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) issued the following statement:
September 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The Iraqi Kurds vote in a referendum today for independence from Baghdad. Congressman Trent Franks has been a long-time proponent of the Kurdish people. He has previously proposed an amendment to the defense authorization bill to directly arm the Kurds who are fighting ISIS, and he has been one of the key figures promoting Kurdish nationalism on Capitol Hill. As the votes are cast today, Rep. Trent Franks released the following statement:


July 31, 2017 Press Release

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:


April 7, 2017 Press Release

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:

June 8, 2016 Trent's Blog

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.


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