House Speaker Nancy Pelosi complained Thursday evening that she and Congress were not given advance notice about the U.S. airstrike which vaporized Iranian terror master, General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.
“Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence…” Pelosi wrote in a statement. “The Administration has conducted tonight’s strikes in Iraq targeting high-level Iranian military officials and killing Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani without an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran. Further, this action was taken without the consultation of the Congress.
“The full Congress must be immediately briefed on this serious situation and on the next steps under consideration by the Administration, including the significant escalation of the deployment of additional troops to the region.”
President Trump didn’t notify General Soleimani about the airstrike either, and for the same reason he didn’t notify Congress: he wanted it to be successful.