Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is urging President Joe Biden to take decisive military action against Iran following a drone strike in Jordan that resulted in the deaths of three American soldiers and injuries to 25 others, according to U.S. Central Command’s announcement on Sunday.
President Biden attributed the attack to “radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq.”
McConnell issued a statement expressing concern, stating, “Our enemies are emboldened, and they will remain so until the United States imposes serious, crippling costs—not only on front-line terrorist proxies but on their Iranian sponsors who wear American blood as a badge of honor.”
Several other Republican senators, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, echoed McConnell’s call for a robust response. Graham specifically urged the Biden administration to “strike targets of significance inside Iran,” while Cornyn posted on social media suggesting the need to “Target Tehran.”