Rep. Yoho praises President Trump’s decision to send U.S. fleet to the Middle East

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UPDATED 9:06 AM PT — Monday, May 13, 2019

Florida Congressman Ted Yoho is praising President Trump’s response to recent threats by Iranian officials. During an interview with The Hill on Sunday, Yoho said President Trump took the right course of action by sending a U.S. fleet to the Middle East to increase pressure on Iran.

In the past week, the country has issued several threats against the U.S. and military officials. It has also suggested it may move to violate the non-proliferation clause enacted under the Iran Nuclear Deal.

In this Friday, May 10, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, Aviation Ordnancemen transport a missile aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf. The aircraft carrier strike group is being deployed to the Persian Gulf to counter an alleged but still-unspecified threat from Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeff Sherman, U.S. Navy via AP)

Yoho said the president’s decision was proactive and exemplifies the his commitment to reign in Iranian aggression.

“You’ve got to understand why we’re sending the warship there — it’s because of the threats Iran has made and intelligence that we have,” stated the Florida lawmaker. “I think it’s a different strategy that hasn’t been used before, and I commend President Trump on doing it.”

According to reports, EU officials are expected to try and sway America to sign back onto the Iran deal during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Belgium on Monday.