Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) took aim at Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) for what he claimed was “appeasing terrorists.”
According to Perry, Murphy is putting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) before Americans in uniform “that would sacrifice their lives” for the United States, the Constitution, and our freedoms.
According to a report by Breitbart News, Perry was castigating Murphy for his backing of the IRCG by saying that the group “poses a real and immediate threat” to the world.
Murphy is accused of lobbying on behalf of the IRGC which is a designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO), while at an event hosted by the Iranian advocacy group Iranian Americans for Liberty (IAL) on Saturday.
Perry reportedly said it was the senator’s duty, like anyone else’s, “is to your Constitution and your country and the people who have served your nation.”
“The IRGC, in the form of what we called Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFP), made in Iran, sent to Iraq [and] sent to Afghanistan to kill American service members — that’s the consequence,” Perry said.
Perry has served as a brigadier general in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and said “we shouldn’t even be sitting down” with the Iranians, let alone “proposing lifting sanctions just so they’ll come to the table.”
“These are terrorists,” he declared and described the Iranian leadership as “known liars,” were lying “to get what they want” is “part of their code,” going on to say that they have hitherto been unfaithful.
“They don’t honor any of the treaties they signed,” he said. “Even though [the Iran nuclear deal] was not a treaty… it was an agreement — they never honored that in the first place.”
Perry said that the very fact that he had to request that senators and representatives and the current administration be “for America first” is outrageous.
“Chris Murphy apparently is for the IRGC, for the Quds force, for [slain commander Qasem] Soleimani, before members of his own community that would sacrifice their lives, put on the uniform and go out [and] sacrifice for an idea — an ideal — the United States of America, the Constitution of the United States, and the freedoms we have,” he said.
Murphy “stands with the people that kill [U.S. military personnel] unabashedly on TV,” Perry added. “How can this be?”
In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News on Thursday, Perry said the senator and “far too many other apologists for the current Iranian regime” are “playing a reckless game by appeasing terrorists,” and that the IRGC “poses a real and immediate threat to Israel, the U.S., and the world.”
“It’s fundamentally obscene that the Biden administration has considered removing this designation as a condition of a nuclear deal for a group whose former leader [Qasem Soleimani] is responsible for the murder of hundreds of Americans,” he said.