The Hill reports:
House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Wednesday the U.S. should consider a “proportional military response” against Iran, among other potential actions, over its suspected involvement in drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil supply.
The position from Cheney comes as Republicans such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) are calling on President Trump to pursue additional action after earlier Wednesday saying the U.S. would impose additional sanctions on Iran.
“Not acting sends a message, frankly, that’s likely to encourage an additional escalation by the Iranians if they feel they can take this kind of action without a response. So I’m pleased to see that we’ve begun to see some of that response,” Cheney said.
NEW: Liz Cheney, the number 3 House Republican, is calling for “proportional military” strikes against Iran. “I think it’s got to be a response that’s significant enough that it lets the Iranians know that this sort of attack on the global oil supply won’t be accepted,” she says
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) September 18, 2019