Rohrabacher: 'Now's the time for a regime change' in Iran

The outcome of the Iranian presidential election signals the need for "regime change" in that country, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) said Monday.

Rohrabacher, a member of the House Foreign Relations committee, and ranking member of its Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight, said the election results were "fraudulent."

Rohabacher made the comments on his Twitter page, tweeting:
The fraudulent Iranian election has mobilized opposition to the Mullah regime; the U.S. should back them, now's the time for a regime change


The remarks revive the longstanding Bush administration policy of seeking regime change in countries that were part of the so-called "Axis of Evil" -- which included Iran.

The Middle Eastern country has been roiled by domestic strife and protests since the government declared incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the victor over reformist candidate MirHossein Mousavi.

The Obama administration has struck a measured note in response, calling the election results "concerning," while Republicans like House Minority Leader Eric Cantor have slammed the administration for its "silence" toward Iran.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room.