Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That is what makes America unique and magnificent. The few Republicans who are going against President Trump after he delivered a well-informed speech claim they are taking the sides of the Democrats. Shockingly, they would criticize the president and not accept what was said in his address to the nation after Iran’s attack on the two bases in Iraq, which housed American soldiers. All of the Democrats are against the president no matter what he does, but Senators Rand Paul and Senator Mike Lee gave an unacceptable and uneducated response to the president’s speech.
Both Senators stood side by side as Rand Paul stated, “I had hoped and expected to receive more information outlining the legal, factual and moral justification for the attack and left somewhat unsatisfied on that front. It was probably the worst briefing I’ve seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I’ve served in the United States Senate.” This disappointed many Republicans who strongly supported the president for taking out General Soleimani. Paul added, “Today, this is Sen. Lee, and I saying, we are not abdicating our duty.”
Standing on the side of the Democrats who have tried to pull the wool over the American citizen’s eyes is disgraceful. When the briefing to the lawmakers came from Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, Democrats emerged unimpressed.
Democrats had all the information they needed to know about the killing of Iran’s top general. They cannot be satisfied with anything President Trump does for not only America but the world. Their biggest argument is they do not have any evidence to prove Soleimani was conducting an imminent attack. Really?
Democratic Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman said, “We really don’t have an idea of whether or not there was an imminent reason to do this.” They have no idea because they were so caught up in impeaching the president since he took office, they lost sight of everything else that really matters.
Another Democrat, Representative Anthony Brown, said, “The administration firmly believes that based on good intelligence, the threat was immediate. But it appears to me that the actions that were taken were much more of a response to the past conduct of General Soleimani, and I’ve not yet heard the sort of like the facts underlying what the potential imminent future threat that was posed by General Soleimani. I didn’t hear anything about alternatives to neutralize or address the threat.”
Maybe if they would open their ears or clean them, they would have understood the threat was “days” away, not “years.” The call to action had to be made immediately. When the opportunity arises, the right call to action must be taken. President Trump had every right to make the call. Let’s look at Bin Laden. He did things in the past, and Obama took him out. Because it is Trump doing something heroic, they turn against him. Bin Ladin is only one of the many terrorist America has taken out. There is nothing different with Soleimani.
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy tweeted, “Just left the briefing. The bottom line is this: I did not hear evidence of a specific imminent threat that would allow an attack without congressional authorization. With consequences as serious as these, that is unacceptable. Congress needs to act.” Of course, they want Congress to act. President Donald Trump is ruining all the Left’s plans to turn this country upside down!
The Republican House Minority Steve Scalise summed up the accurate response and the truth about the briefing. He, like the other Republicans, understand the mentality and the danger which has been removed. Scalise said, “I thought the briefing was very helpful to have the secretary of state, secretary defense and the other intelligence officials really walk through just how long of a history Soleimani had of inflicting terror and murder not only to Americans, but to others, our allies in the region, and the fact that he was plotting further attacks to kill Americans made it clear that it was time to take him out.”
Republican Senator Roy Blunt said, “At a time when this was probably the most strategic response that could have been made, I think the other alternatives might have cost more lives.” A simple answer came from the GOP member when asked how imminent was the threat? He responded, “Days.”