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Kentucky political leaders weigh in on Iran strike

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 07:23:36-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Several Kentucky political leaders took to social media Tuesday night following retaliatory strikes by Iran.

Iran launched more than 12 ballistic missiles on at least two Iraqi military bases early Wednesday morning in Iraq in response to the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian military general Qassim Soleimani. The attack happened hours after Soleimani's funeral.

News of the attacks rang in around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the U.S., and then the posts from Kentucky lawmakers began with concerns and some challenges for President Donald Trump.

The first came from former governor and Army veteran Matt Bevin:

The next, from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul:

Then Charles Booker, state representative for the 43rd District and Democratic candidate for Senate, posted:

Later in the evening candidate for Senate and retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath responded: