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Ilhan Omar tweeted last night about the U.S. strikes that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?
Real question is, will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will. https://t.co/Fj9TMossEW
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 3, 2020
First off, the House has not sent articles of impeachment to the Senate.
The House Democrats know they have no real case, as does Trump. I do not think he is trying to “distract” from that fact.
Second, as commander-in-chief, President Trump does have authority to act to protect Americans.
Nancy Pelosi is not commander-in-chief (THANK GOD).
The Defense Department characterized the strike as “decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad” and said in a statement that Suleimani “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”
And according to The Daily Wire, Soleimani was a bad, bad dude with a long history of killing Americans.
Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson reported: “State Department says Iran responsible for killing 608 U.S. troops during Iraq War. Qasem Soleimani led all Iranian and Iranian-backed forces in those operations. 17% of U.S. troops killed in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 orchestrated by Iran, State Dept. says”
Omar is continually more concerned about lives of Islamic terrorists than American citizens and American troops.
I am perpetually amazed that this woman was elected.
She is not on America’s side! She is not loyal to the United States. Her allegiances appear to lie elsewhere.
The Daily wire has outlined her history of disloyalty,
- Advocated for leniency and “compassion” in the sentencing of men who were convicted of trying to join ISIS
- Called for a senior Muslim Brotherhood member to be released from jail in Egypt
- Voted against a bill that allowed insurance companies to deny life insurance payouts to terrorist’s families.
- Omar, Tlaib Planned To Meet With Terror-Promoting Groups, Including One That Promoted Neo-Nazi Screed, On ‘Palestine’ Trip
We can hope and pray Omar gets booted out in November! But I’m not confident since I cannot fathom how she was elected in the first place.
In the meantime, expect the Democrats to complain about this victory for the United States.
Perhaps they can start another impeachment inquiry into Trump over this. Practicing TDS is what they do best.