Congressman Thomas J. Rooney

Representing the 17th District of Florida

Rooney: Iran Must Release American Sailors

Jan 12, 2016
Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney issued the following statement in response to ten American sailors being held in Iranian custody.

“I demand and the parents deserve answers from President Obama on how exactly he plans to ensure the safety and immediate release of our sailors from Iranian authorities tonight during the State of the Union address.  Frankly, the Iranian ‘assurances’ of their prompt return are meaningless. The American people deserve to hear an explicit plan from their Commander-In-Chief, not a repeat of the Ayatollah’s empty promises.”