Senator Tom Cotton Statement on Biden Administration Decision to Remove the Terrorist Designation of the Houthi Militia

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s decision to remove the terrorist designation of the Houthi militia in Yemen:

“The Houthi rebels are armed and trained by Iran’s overseas terror corps, the IRGC and Hezbollah. They fire missiles at civilians and American sailors while chanting ‘Death to America.’ And they’ve plunged Yemen into a protracted war that has immiserated the Yemeni people. If that’s not terrorism, I don’t know what is. President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken may foolishly believe that a gesture of goodwill toward the Houthis will lead to peace, but the rebels have ignored the peace process for years while refusing to honor ceasefires. The Biden administration is repeating the deadly errors of the Obama administration by appeasing Iran and refusing to call terrorists by their name.”