These last few days have indeed been shocking but not surprising when it comes to the reactions of the Democrats over the killing of Iran’s top General Qasim Soleimani. The Democrats in the House of Representatives were beside themselves at the news of the drone attack. The Senate was rocked too when the briefings came upon the floor. It would leave one to believe, World War III may not start within the Middle East. It may begin within Washington, D.C. between the GOP and the Democrats.
Democrats sound more like they are for Iran, and everyone else supports America and the president. Things were no different in the Senate when Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, went at it verbally back and forth. McConnell was explaining how it was a significant victory for the president, and Americans are safer. Schumer just kept crying how it was horrible that Congress didn’t know anything about the attack.
It was a split-second decision as American forces requested assistance to take out the Iranian general. Congress was notified in a formal tweet from the president, and those who needed to know were informed within the 48-hour timeframe.
McConnell began with the announcement on the Senate floor, “This morning Iran’s master terrorist is dead. The architect and chief engineer of the world’s most active state sponsor of terrorism has been removed from the battlefield at the hand of the United States military. Soleimani made it his life’s work to take the call ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’ and turn them into action.”
McConnell added Trump’s administration would give a briefing to Capitol Hill, which happened last Friday. He also said another classified briefing would be issued for all of the lawmakers, and he was informed of the situation personally from the Defense Secretary Mark Esper. The briefings came and went, and Democrats are crying again because there was no advance notice.
Guess who stood up? Schumer stated, “The need for advance consultation and transparency with Congress was put in the Constitution for a reason because the lack of consultation and transparency and can lead to hasty and ill-considered decisions. When the security of the nation at risk, decisions must not be made in a vacuum.”
Schumer quickly criticized the president, claiming he didn’t have enough experience on how to handle a possible retaliation. He stated, “This action may well have brought our nation closer to another endless war, exactly the kind of endless war the president promised he would not drag us into.”
All Schumer kept crying was there should have been congressional authorization over and over again. The Pentagon did not hesitate after the request for assistance from American forces was made. Immediately over 3,500 soldiers were deployed to the Middle East. More have been sent since the first deployment.
Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acted almost as a referee to the criticism from Democrats, silencing them immediately. Well, at least until Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi took the gavel in the House Monday morning. She had to put her two cents in to make matters worse. Pompeo stated, “U.S. intelligence suggested an attack against Americans directed by Soleimani was imminent. The risk of doing nothing was enormous.”
In closing on the topic, McConnell warned the Democrats to stop jumping to conclusions, and they needed to wait until all of the information came in before speaking ill of the situation. He stated, “Now predictably enough in this political environment, the operation that led to Soleimani’s death may prove controversial or divisive. Although I anticipate and welcome a debate about America’s interests in the middle east, I recommend that all senators wait and review the facts from the administration before passing much judgment, not his operation and its consequences.” In other words, the Democrats need just to shut up! It would be nice!
President Trump has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, he has complete control over America and her interests inland and overseas. Anyone who can handle the Democrats the way President Trump does has full control over everything. It is a shame to see the Democrats cannot even support the killing of a terrorist. No other president ever tried to do anything about all that we are witnessing in the Middle East, and everything has been placed in his lap to fix. More situations have been resolved than any other time in history.