Washington, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s escalation of tensions with Iran:

“Last night, President Trump came alarmingly close to starting an unnecessary, dangerous and ill-conceived war with Iran. A military escalation with Iran would be a catastrophic and deadly mistake.

“This should be a wake-up call for Congress – we must act to rein in this erratic administration, before they drag us into another war without end. Ultimately, it is Congress – not the President – that is responsible for authorizing military action. We need to do our job and send an unequivocal message to this administration that Congress will oppose war with Iran.”