As Americans have done throughout our history, this Congress today, on behalf of the American people, has spoken a word of heartfelt support to all Iranian citizens who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law.
Fri June 19, 2009:
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday that says it supports "all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law."
The resolution, which also "condemns the ongoing violence against demonstrators," was sponsored by Foreign Affairs Committee ChairmanHoward Berman, D-California, and two Republicans, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia.
Both Pence and [Senator] McCain have been outspoken in their criticism of President Obama's response to massive rallies in Iran against the results of last week's presidential election.