Gulf Coast politicians respond to Iran attack on Twitter

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG/CNN Newsource) Sen. Doug Jones questioned what’s next for the U.S. after the recent Iran strike at a base housing US troops saying in part:

“What we know is that the president and the administration, with the killing of Soleimani, has put Americans at risk. And what I want to know is what are we doing now? We can go back and revisit why there was an imminent threat. But I really…obviously more important, I’ve got Alabama men and women who are going to be going over there. I want to know if they’re going to be at risk, and we need to have a briefing– a full, complete briefing–on what’s going on and what they expect in the near future.”

Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., urged Twitter followers to pray for U.S. troops hours after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. military forces in Iraq.

“Please join me in praying for our troops abroad, our president and our country,” Byrne wrote Tuesday night.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) also reacted to the attack on Twitter saying “we should not give Soleimani in death what he could not accomplish in life: a war with the United States and Iran.”

Expressing confidence on Twitter, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the U.S. was prepared for the attack and noted the President has a “broad range of options available to respond.”

“We will soon have a fuller assessment of this attack. Thereafter I am very confident he will pursue an appropriate response & act at a time of our choosing,” Rubio wrote.

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