7th District candidates Tiffany, Zunker disagree on President's Iran approachSubmitted: 01/09/2020
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen

7th District candidates Tiffany, Zunker disagree on President's Iran approach

U.S. tensions with Iran remain at a simmer - and candidates for the congressional seat in Northern Wisconsin have very different opinions on the President's airstrike.

State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) stands behind the President. He said its vital to approach Iran from a position of strength.

"President Trump is making it clear to the mullahs in Iran you can not target Americans and I support President Trump in doing that and the elimination of Suleimani," said Sen. Tiffany.

Wausau school board president Tricia Zunker (D-Wausau) said her priority is supporting the troops, but called the move to kill Suleimani "reckless."

"Anything that puts our troops in jeopardy should be avoided, and definitely congress needs to have a voice if military action is going to be pursued," said Zunker. "I would hope that we are able to engage in diplomacy and not risk a single U.S. life."

Thursday night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a resolution to restrain the President's ability to use military action without congressional approval.

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