Braley Gave Terrorists In Iraq The Green Light To Proceed By Voting To Bar Funding For ANY Combat Mission In Iraq

DES MOINES – Before many Americans learned about the gruesome beheadings by terrorists in Iraq, Congressman Braley went to the House floor and voted to bar funding for ANY combat operation in the region.

Braley’s vote was a clear signal to these Islamic terrorists that they could continue killing innocent civilians without any ramifications.

This isn’t the first time that he’s waved the white flag as in 2012, Congressman Braley voted against funding our troops in Afghanistan while they were in harms way. Braley also voted in 2007, to cut off funding to our brave men and women while they were fighting in Iraq.

“Congressman Braley’s vote to bar funding for ANY combat mission in Iraq gave these Islamic terrorists the green light to proceed with their behavior,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “Braley’s vote speaks volumes about his lack of commitment to defeating Islamic terrorists and keeping the United States safe and secure.”

BACKGROUND …

In June 2014, Bruce Braley Voted For An Amendment To The Defense Appropriations Bill That Would Have Barred Funding For Any Combat Operations In Iraq. “Lee, D-Calif., amendment that would bar the use of funds in the bill for any combat operations in Iraq.” (H.R. 4870, CQ Vote #325: Rejected in Committee of the Whole 165-250: R 23-206; D 142-44, 6/19/14, Braley Voted Yea)

ROLL CALL: “With President Barack Obama grappling with how to respond to the escalating violence in Iraq and the rapid rise of an insurgent terrorist organization there, House Democrats have spoken: They overwhelmingly want to cut off funding for combat in the region, especially boots on the ground. Late Thursday, 142 Democrats and a handful of Republicans joined forces behind an amendment to the fiscal 2015 defense appropriations bill that would have barred any spending on combat operations in Iraq.” (Emma Dumain, “House Democrats Overwhelmingly Vote Against Funding Combat Operations In Iraq,” Roll Call, 6/20/14)