Intriguing? McConnell speaks out in favor of Biden’s military action

The military action launched by Biden was not in accordance with legal procedures, and the effect is hard to say. McConnell’s positive response was intriguingly supportive. Pictured is U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell (Mitch McConnell).

A few days ago Biden decided to carry out airstrikes against Iranian-backed military forces in Syria. On Friday (Feb. 26), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would not be able to take on the Iranian military. McConnell (Mitch McConnell) crossed the party line and spoke out in support of Biden. McConnell’s move was ahead of many of Biden’s Democratic allies.

The Kentucky Republican said, “I support President Biden’s decision to approve attacks on facilities associated with Iranian-backed terrorist groups responsible for attacks on U.S. interests in Iraq.”

“We will need more information to judge the effects of the attack and the signal it sends to (Iran’s) Tehran and its proxies.”

McConnell strongly supported Biden: “I believe the president is doing well within the purview of his office.”

Thursday’s (Feb. 25) airstrike, which marked the first overt military operation ordered by Biden, destroyed multiple facilities located in border control points used by Iranian-backed Syrian militia groups. Among those groups were Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Saeed al-Shuhada (KSS). Shuhada (KSS).

The airstrikes follow recent rocket attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq.

Last week, the Green Zone and its surrounding areas in Baghdad, Iraq, were hit by rocket attacks, including one on the headquarters of the Iraqi National Security Agency. Earlier this month, another rocket attack resulted in the death of a civilian contractor. In addition, five other contractors and one U.S. service member were injured.

Biden tried to soften relations with Iran after rocket attacks blew up Baghdad’s Green Zone. According to a U.S. official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters that Thursday’s airstrike decision was meant to send a signal that while Biden wanted to punish the militia, he did not want the situation to degenerate into a larger conflict. Biden chose the “most limited” response among all the options offered by the authorities.

McConnell said Friday, “The attacks on U.S. diplomatic and military facilities and personnel are just an early test of the new administration by this dangerous adversary (Iran).”

“Iran supports an entire terrorist group from Yemen to Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, all the way to the borders of Israel. It will take sustained work to defend against and stop the threat posed to U.S. interests.”

Compared to key Democratic leaders and his colleagues, McConnell’s stance appears to be quite positive.

Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are all on board. McCarthy (R-Calif.) did not comment on the air strikes.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said he wanted to know more about the air strikes and why Congress was not notified before the attacks.

According to Politico, Kaine said, “The American people deserve to hear the administration’s rationale for these attacks, and the legal basis for not going through Congress.”

He went on to note that “there are no special constitutional circumstances for offensive military action without congressional approval.”

He emphasized that he believes members of Congress should have been fully briefed on what was done in this matter.