Bloomington Pantagraph: Kinzinger issues statement on missile strike

Congressman Kinzinger on Iran's missile strikes on U.S. troops

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-16th, released the following statement Wednesday morning after Iran launched missiles on two airbases in Iraq that house U.S. troops:

“America is a beacon of light around the world, standing for freedom and justice. We stand for the oppressed, for those who don’t have a voice. And when we stand united, our message is that much stronger. Last night, Iran fired missiles at Al-Asad and Erbil Airbases in Iraq, where our U.S. troops are stationed. This was an escalation by the Iranians, and a misguided one at that. As a nation, we must stand together in support of our military men and women, and their loved ones. This is not a time for political bias and political posturing; this is a time of unity and showing our support to our heroes in uniform.”

Kinzinger, a former member of the McLean County Board, is a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force/Wisconsin Air National Guard who has served twice in Iraq, as well as previous missions in South America, Guam, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

 

The original article can be found on The Pantagraph website here.