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Missouri lawmakers react to Iran attack

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

A day after President Donald Trump called a deadly attack on two Middle East military leaders, members of Missouri's Congressional Delegation are speaking out.

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, a Republican, said Iran and Soleimani have been responsible for supporting terror at the cost of American lives.

U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay, a Democrat, said he's supporting a bill that rebukes the president's actions.

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican, tweeted shortly after the attack Thursday and said Soleimani had terrorized Americans for years.

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat, said the president was too hasty in his actions.

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican, said the death of Soleimani would send a message to Iranian leaders.

Another missile strike in the region killed five members of an Iranian-backed military group, according to international reports. Another report showed the U.S. was not involved in the Friday attack. The strike was just outside of Bagdhad.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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