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Pelosi Refusing to Support British on Iran?
It's hard to believe, but that's what we're hearing from Capitol Hill. A resolution has been proposed in the House of Representatives that condemns Iran for the seizure of British sailors and marines, expresses support for our British allies. It's hard to see anything controversial in that. But apparently, the resolution has languished all week while Pelosi refuses to allow it to come to the floor.
Earlier today, Congressman Eric Cantor wrote the following letter to Pelosi:
Dear Madam Speaker:
Fifteen kidnapped British marines and sailors recently became the latest victims of a systematic Iranian campaign of terror and international defiance. The illegal seizure of the British forces is a signal that Iran views us as powerless to prevent it from realizing its aggressive ambitions.
For the sake of our standing in the world, our allies and most importantly the 15 British personnel and their families, I urge you to bring H. Res. 267 to the floor today before we adjourn. The resolution calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the British marines and sailors. It would also call on the U.N. Security Council to not only condemn the seizure, but to explore harsher sanctions to counter the growing Iranian threat.
UPDATE: House Silent on British Hostage Crisis
By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Members of the House left Washington on Friday for their two-week spring break without weighing in on the international crisis tormenting the nation's closest ally: the capture of 15 British sailors and marines by Iran.
The omission by House SpeakerNancyPelosi, D-Calif., is being noted by some Republicans, who say they should have gotten the chance to join the Senate in denouncing Tehran's bold actions.
''I am very disappointed that the speaker chose not to act,'' said Rep. Charles Dent, R-Pa.
''I believe it's important for us as Americans to show our solidarity with the Britons,'' he added in a phone interview Friday. ''The British are our closest allies, and I think we have to stand next to them in a moment like this.''
The Senate on Thursday, before adjourning for its one-week break, passed a resolution condemning the act ''in the strongest possible terms'' and calling for the sailors ''immediate, safe and unconditional release.''
Pelosi's spokesman Brendan Daly said the speaker was reluctant to weigh in on the incident without knowing that such a message would do more good than harm. Daly said the British government had not asked Congress to try to pressure Tehran.