(Tea Party PAC) – Do the Democrats realize how transparent their contempt for America is right now?
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) doubled down on her opposition to the elimination of top Iranian general and terrorist mastermind Qassem Soleimani, in case you had any doubt that the top Democrat in the country would have preferred someone with the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands stay alive.
Pelosi is bolstering her support for Soleimani by comparing his death to a hypothetical assassination of the vice president of the United States.
Right, because the Vice President of the United States leads terrorist milita groups that kill thousands of people?
The Speaker described the actions of the Trump administration as “provocative and disproportionate.”
“This action endangered our service members, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran,” she declared.
It was during a press conference on Thursday that the Speaker made the inapt comparison.
“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.
Here's @SpeakerPelosi rationalizing her opposition to killing a terrorist who funded attacks on Americans around the world by comparing him to the Vice President of the United States.
— NRCC (@NRCC) January 9, 2020
Understandably, this absurd comparison received quite a bit of backlash on social media.
“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, also noting that he had orchestrated attacks on US and coalition forces in Iraq, including approving of an attack on the US Embassy in Iraq on New Year’s Eve.
“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:
Dem. Rep. Pramila Jayapal says "Pres. Trump recklessly assassinated Qassem Soleimani," adding "there was no raw evidence presented that there was an imminent threat" in classified congressional briefing. https://t.co/TaLfIwGQYH pic.twitter.com/szN7l0TfhO
— ABC News (@ABC) January 8, 2020
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.