View Full Version : Rep Mike Pence Urges Support for Iranian Dissidents

06-18-2009, 10:59 AM
I applaud Rep Mike Pence and called his office (202-225-3021) to thank him for supporting those fighting for free elections and democracy in Iran.


Washington, DC - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives called on his colleagues to support his resolution supporting the dissidents in Iran. Pence's remarks follow:

"For the fifth day in a row, hundreds of thousands of Iranian citizens have taken to the streets on behalf of free elections and democracy. Sadly, the response by the Iranian government has been more oppression, violence against its own people, deaths confirmed, hundreds of citizens beaten and foreign journalists intimidated and banned from the streets.

"We are witnessing a Tiananmen in Tehran. While I respect the fact that the President of the United States has denounced the violence, that he has said that the protesters had a right to be, ‘heard and respected,' this Administration has not yet expressed the unqualified support of the American people for those who are courageously taking to the streets on behalf of self-government and free elections in Iran.

"Yesterday, I introduced House Resolution 549, a resolution that would give voice to countless Americans who want our nation to support the dissidents in Iran who are struggling for their own freedom. The American cause is freedom and in this cause, America must never be silent. I urge my colleagues to cosponsor this important resolution and bring it to the floor this week."

(View speech linked at the bottom of the article )


06-18-2009, 12:55 PM
Yeah, I agree with this.