BILL WOULD SANCTION IRAN'S LEADERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CRIMES - NOT A SINGLE DEMOCRAT SUPPORTS IT

The Republican-led bill was circulated to every single Democratic House office, but not a single one has yet to cosponsor the bill, two senior Republican congressional aides told the Washington Free Beacon.

STOP IRAN NOW Urges Every Democrat in Congress to sponsor this bill - Stand Up to Joe Biden - and publicly demand that his Administration stop legitimizing and engaging this brutal, murderous regime NOW...And we urge every American to call their member of Congress and demand it!

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Via Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

October 22, 2022


As the Iranian regime violently cracks down on growing nationwide protests, lawmakers’ attention is again on the atrocities committed at the hands of the Iranian regime. Yet not a single House Democrat has lent support to legislation that would sanction Iran’s supreme leader and his inner circle for mass human rights crimes, according to senior congressional sources familiar with the matter.


The bill, dubbed the Mahsa Amini Act after the 22-year-old Iranian woman who was killed by the regime’s morality police for improperly wearing her head covering, would "impose sanctions on the supreme leader of Iran and the president of Iran and their respective offices for human rights abuses and support for terrorism," according to a copy of the measure obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Amini’s murder last month sparked nationwide anti-regime protests that threaten to topple the hardline Iranian government, which has reacted to the demonstrations with more violence, including beating, imprisoning, and shooting protesters.


The legislation was coauthored by Banks with Reps. Michael Waltz (R., Fla.) and Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.). It is sponsored by 19 other Republican lawmakers and is being championed by the Republican Study Committee, Congress’s largest conservative caucus, which is helmed by Banks.


Waltz and other lawmakers who spoke to the Free Beacon about the bill said it is time for the Biden administration to abandon its hope of inking a revamped nuclear deal with Iran. Negotiations have long been at a standstill and the percolating protest movement provides the White House with an opportunity to discredit the hardline regime.

"We’re nearly two years into the Biden administration and it’s clear their appeasement policy towards Iran isn’t working," Waltz said. "The Iran regime continues to export terrorism, repress its people, directly aid Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, and is closer to a nuclear weapon than ever before. We need to stand up for our national security and the people of Iran by reimposing crippling sanctions on the Iran Regime."


The legislation was coauthored by Banks with Reps. Michael Waltz (R., Fla.) and Mike Gallagher (R., Wis.). It is sponsored by 19 other Republican lawmakers and is being championed by the Republican Study Committee, Congress’s largest conservative caucus, which is helmed by Banks.


Waltz and other lawmakers who spoke to the Free Beacon about the bill said it is time for the Biden administration to abandon its hope of inking a revamped nuclear deal with Iran. Negotiations have long been at a standstill and the percolating protest movement provides the White House with an opportunity to discredit the hardline regime.

"We’re nearly two years into the Biden administration and it’s clear their appeasement policy towards Iran isn’t working," Waltz said. "The Iran regime continues to export terrorism, repress its people, directly aid Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, and is closer to a nuclear weapon than ever before. We need to stand up for our national security and the people of Iran by reimposing crippling sanctions on the Iran Regime."


The measure includes provisions that would sanction and block the assets of all Iranian officials tied to human rights abuses, including the supreme leader and his inner circle of advisers, as well as Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi.

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R., N.Y.), a cosponsor of the legislation, told the Free Beacon that Congress must not pass up the opportunity to aid protesters by increasing sanctions on the Iranian regime.


"The Iranian regime’s heartless murder of Mahsa Ahmini once again exposed the reality that Iran’s government abuses and subjugates women," Tenney said. "Furthermore, the brutal crackdown on protesters has shown their disdain for basic human rights and underscores the need for a more permanent sanctions regime against the Iranian government."

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