Congressman Brian Mast, who is a Republican from Florida slammed Democrats in the House for being cowards over their reaction to the elimination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Before the House voted on the “war powers act resolution” Mast took to the floor to speak out.
Mast served our country assigned to a bomb ordnance detail and while in Afghanistan lost his legs while trying to clear a roadside bomb. Soleimani’s IRGC and Quds Force were responsible for building many of those types of bombs.
Mast walked to the podium with his prosthetic legs exposed and let loose:
“I know most in here haven’t seen or smelled or touched that kind of death, but let me tell you about it. They were burned alive inside their Humvees. Their lungs were scorched by the flames of the explosions. The vehicle fragments were blown into their skulls. Some of them were paralyzed. Some of them had their arms blown off. Some of them had their legs blown off. Some of them will never see again. Some of them will never be recognized again by those who knew them previously. Each and every one of them – they are the credible explanation for deleting this terrorist target from our world. And, no doubt, it is dangerous to take out a terrorist target, but a coward is somebody who lacks the courage to endure danger”
“And this is the fundamental difference in voting yes or no here. If you vote no you understand that we would be justified to kill 100 Soleimanis for just one of our heroes, that have been killed by him. And the danger would be worth it. For those who vote yes, they see that he has killed hundreds of our service members but still can no find the justification to kill him because, unlike our fallen heroes, they lack the courage to endure danger”
Thank you, Congressman Mast, for your service and sacrifice. You can watch his very moving speech below.
“They were burned alive inside of their humvees; their lungs were scorched by the flames of the explosions.”@RepBrianMast, who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan, describes the kinds of deaths that Soleimani was responsible for in a floor speech on Iran resolution. pic.twitter.com/0oEHTTSTW3
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) January 9, 2020
Written by January 14, 2020–