A bunch of Senators and members of Congress are rushing to the cameras Wednesday afternoon following a briefing by the administration regarding the targeting of dapper-bearded bodybuilder and respected military leader Qasem Soleimani. The biggest question seems to be, were there credible threats that were stopped by his killing?
It’s like CNN’s chyron Tuesday night reading, “Trump says we ‘saved a lot of lives’ by killing Soleimani but offers no evidence.” We know CNN was sorry to see Soleimani go, but they’ll just have to get over it.
Among those emerging from the briefing was Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who said he was “angry and deeply dissatisfied” with the briefing. He sounds like his colleague Chris Murphy, who was complaining New Year’s Eve that “America has been reduced to huddling in safe rooms, hoping the bad guys will go away” and then complaining Jan. 2 about the killing of Solemeini.
.@SenBlumenthal says he comes away "angry and deeply disatisfied" with the Administration briefing on the targeting of Soleimani. Says answers were "unacceptably vague" and raised more questions than answered. Says in some ways he's "more frightened" by the situation re: Iran. pic.twitter.com/HRracndiLs
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 8, 2020
We already knew the left was gonna say this so not surprised at all.
— stay positive (@JandEsdad) January 8, 2020
if you're surprised by this I have a bridge to sell you
— Loren (@LorenSethC) January 8, 2020
We all knew what he was going to say even before he went to the briefing
— Enough (@prosecutingUSA) January 8, 2020
— scott gardner (@gilgardner2) January 8, 2020
Don't see how anyone takes the Dems seriously anymore. Should we have waited for an imminent threat before we took out Bin Laden?
— Travis (@ameritrav) January 8, 2020
What a daisy…. good grief.
— Star Classic (@StarClassic5) January 8, 2020
That dork has been angry and dissatisfied his entire life
— Bobby (@bfinstock2_0) January 8, 2020
Stolen Valor Blumenthal doesn't get to criticize anyone on anything dealing with the military.
— Bad Wolf (@carlphx1) January 8, 2020
<sarcasm> Yes, Dick "Da Nang" Blumenthal is a highly qualified military expert. </sarcasm>
— The Fed Up Ex-Fed (@TheFedUpExFed) January 8, 2020
More frightened than he was while serving in Vietnam, even.
— Buster Bivin (@busterbivin) January 8, 2020
frightened enough to claim he was in Iraq fighting? #StolenValor
— Charlie (@_bbailey0011) January 8, 2020
He served in Vietnam, right????
— Lunchis4wimps (@Lunchis4whimps) January 8, 2020
I know a lot of people that are "angry and deeply dissatisfied" with you. #StolenValor
— Furious A Rae (@IheartAlby) January 8, 2020
Senator Stolen Valor says what?
— D-fusit ?⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@DFusit) January 8, 2020
We are very happy the Vietnam war hero is kept in the dark. We feel much safer without him involved
— Sara (@mww1969_mike) January 8, 2020
Expect plenty more Democrats complaining that Soleimani didn’t post any immediate threats; attacking our embassy in Baghdad was just to get it out of his system.
‘You seem very, very nervous’: Sen. Blumenthal’s verging on a full-blown panic about Barr and Durham’s dive into 2016 https://t.co/yyDGrGJgCJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 25, 2019