Rep. Jayapal: Trump ‘Recklessly Assassinated’ Iran’s Soleimani

Rep. Jayapal: Trump ‘Recklessly Assassinated’ Iran’s Soleimani

January 9, 2020

Rep. Pramila Jayapal declared on Wednesday that “there was no raw evidence” of an “imminent threat” to justify killing Iranian terrorism chief Qasem Soleimani, whom President Trump “recklessly assassinated.”

After a classified congressional briefing on the air strike which vaporized Soleimani, Jayapal stated, “President Trump recklessly assassinated Qasem Soleimani. 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.”

That’s not what the Pentagon avowed in a statement confirming the death of the terrorist leader: “General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.”

Had former President Obama eliminated Soleimani, Democrats would be praising his bold, decisive strategy. But anything Trump does must be condemned.

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