Rep. Van Taylor released the following statement regarding the death of Qassem Soleimani, leader of the terrorist organization known as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force.
WASHINGTON - Today, United States Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) released the following statement regarding the death of Qassem Soleimani, leader of the terrorist organization known as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force.
"Qassem Soleimani is responsible for the death of hundreds of Americans, thousands of lives lost in the Middle East, and posed an imminent danger to our nation. Seventeen years ago, I witnessed Iran’s efforts to undermine democracy and threaten America. As a Marine who served in Iraq, I understand the importance of peace through strength and the gravity of this situation. Just as Americans united after the strategic elimination of Osama bin Laden, we should come together again as a result of this successful mission. Protecting Americans from terrorism is an ongoing mission, but make no mistake, evil was eliminated last night and the world is safer."
7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Congressman Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor as well as the House Committee on Homeland Security.