LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – State lawmakers are keeping a close eye on escalating tensions between the US and Iran.
US bombing raids on Iran have been answered by Tehran with missile strikes on American military facilities in Iraq.
On Wednesday morning, President Trump held a news conference to brief the American people on the situation. [More on that story at left above].
Here are some comments we’ve received from Arkansas leaders who are weighing in on the tensions:
“He’s not out looking for a fight but he made it clear that he’s also not gonna allow what has gone on with Iran for decades,” said Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin (R-AR). “I think this is a defining moment for a positive perspective in President Trump’s first term.”
“Nobody mourns the death of a terrorist general in the United States. What my immediate reaction was that I hope we had a plan for what came next. Doesn’t seem like there was,” said Michael John Gray, Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman.
“I think President Trump acted decisively and in the right way and I think he did a great thing, I don’t think he started a war, I think he ended one,” said Sen. Trent Garner (R-Dist. 27).
Full interview with Lt. Governor Tim Griffin below: