Pelosi Compares Killing Soleimani to ‘Assassinating’ the U.S. Vice President


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet again slammed
the killing of Iranian terror general Qasem Soleimani, comparing his death to a hypothetical
assassination of the U.S. vice president. Pelosi express outrage in the immediate aftermath
of Soleimani’s death, describing the Trump administration’s actions as “provocative
and disproportionate.” “This action endangered our service members,
diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran,” she declared. Breitbart.com reports: She doubled down on
those sentiments during a press conference on Thursday, likening the elimination of the
terrorist, who was responsible for the death of hundreds of Americans and injuries of thousands
more, to an assassination of the vice president of the United States. “The argument would be made that, putting
the shoe on the other foot, if the United States had a high level — maybe the second
most important person in the country — assassinated wherever, the United States might consider
that an assault on our country,” she stated. The comparison fell flat with many on social
media, prompting some to remind the speaker of Soleimani’s role as a director of terrorist
proxies abroad. “General Soleimani was actively developing
plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,”
the Pentagon said in a statement confirming his death. The Pentagon also noted the commander’s
role in orchestrating attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq, as well as his approval
of last month’s attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. “This strike was aimed at deterring future
Iranian attack plans,” the Pentagon continued. “The United States will continue to take
all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around
the world.” Pelosi is not the only Democrat who has referred
to Soleimani’s elimination as an assassination. Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal
(D-WA) on Wednesday accused Trump of “recklessly” assassinating Soleimani and argued that there
was no evidence of an “imminent threat” to justify the administration’s actions. “President Trump recklessly assassinated
Qasem Soleimani,” she stated. “He had no evidence of an imminent threat
or attack, and we say that coming from a classified briefing where again, there was no raw evidence
presented that there was an imminent threat,” she added: Pelosi quickly blamed Trump for the Iran missile
attacks on Tuesday, again citing “needless provocations from the Administration”: The House is expected to vote on a War Powers
Resolution on Thursday aimed to limit Trump’s ability to respond to Iran’s threats with
force. However, it is structured as a “concurrent
resolution” which does “not have the force of law,” essentially making the Democrats’
move nothing more than a partisan “show vote.” “House Democrats would rather take a show
vote for their socialist base than stand against the world’s largest state sponsor of terror,”
Mark Bedner, a spokesman for House GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), said.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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