GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment

  
Via:  tessylo  •  3 weeks ago  •  16 comments

By:   By  Dan Desai Martin

GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)









GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment




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  Dan Desai Martin

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January 7, 2020 11:13 AM





House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed impeachment was somehow to blame for Trump's escalation with Iran.


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went on Fox News Tuesday morning and seemed to suggest Donald Trump ordered the strike killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani because the House Intelligence Committee focused on impeachment instead of Iran.

On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the Intelligence Committee,   called   Trump's decision "provocative," criticized Trump's threat to   destroy   Iranian cultural sites, and described Trump's behavior as "the acts of a President with no functional national security process."

Asked by Fox host Pete Hegseth to respond, McCarthy blamed Schiff for Iranian-backed attacks against U.S. troops.


"You know what? He's the chairman of the Intel Committee," McCarthy said about Schiff. "Maybe had he spent the last year working on that — trying to protect us from what was happening in Iran, from the bombing of the tankers, Saudi Arabia, taking down our drones. Instead of taking that committee and making an impeachment, he would never have made that comment."

Contrary to McCarthy's statement, the Trump administration justified the killing of Soleimani by claiming it would stop   imminent   future   threats. Even that explanation has been   questioned   by multiple members of Congress who have been briefed on the strike.

"My staff was briefed by a number of people representing a variety of agencies in the United States government and they came away with no feeling that there was evidence of an imminent attack," Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) told   CNN .

Schiff, who has seen some of the intelligence the Trump administration relied on, told the   Washington Post   on Monday that he is "certainly not satisfied that the intelligence supports the conclusion that the killing of Soleimani was going to either prevent attacks on the United States or reduce the risk to American lives."

The Trump administration has not publicly released evidence of such threats.

While he is correct in that Schiff played a leading role in the   impeachment of Trump , only the third U.S. president to be impeached, McCarthy does not explain how one California congressman could have stopped Iranian-backed terror activities, especially when Trump is both commander in chief and has more than a dozen intelligence agencies within the executive branch.






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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

He admitted this was a distraction to impeachment.  

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @1    3 weeks ago

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Tessylo
1.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1    3 weeks ago

'Try to read the what he actually said again, slower.

P.S. there's a reason you had to go to a garbage left wing site for this "news."

GOP Leader Suggests Trump Had To Strike Iran Because Of Impeachment

What reason Sean?

 

 
 
 
squiggy
1.1.2  squiggy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

If that's true, then so is this -

"Asked by Fox host Pete Hegseth to respond, McCarthy blamed Schiff for Iranian-backed attacks against U.S. troops."

 
 
 
Snuffy
1.1.3  Snuffy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

I think that headline is a little misleading. I read the article to indicate he suggested Trump had to strike because Schiff and the Intelligence committee was too busy with the impeachment hearings and not working on Iran.  Part of this is a Republican talking party lines just like Democrats talk party lines.  And another part of this is the author of this piece inserting his/her opinion as if it was an important part of the article. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  squiggy @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

No, that's bullshit squiggy.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.5  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.3    3 weeks ago

I don't care what you think.

 
 
 
squiggy
1.1.6  squiggy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

No, that's bullshit squiggy.  Your story.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Contrary to McCarthy's statement, the Trump administration justified the killing of Soleimani by claiming it would stop      imminent       future       threats. Even that explanation has been      questioned       by multiple members of Congress who have been briefed on the strike.

"My staff was briefed by a number of people representing a variety of agencies in the United States government and they came away with no feeling that there was evidence of an imminent attack," Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) told      CNN   .

Schiff, who has seen some of the intelligence the Trump administration relied on, told the      Washington Post       on Monday that he is "certainly not satisfied that the intelligence supports the conclusion that the killing of Soleimani was going to either prevent attacks on the United States or reduce the risk to American lives."

The Trump administration has not publicly released evidence of such threats.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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r.t..b...
4  r.t..b...    3 weeks ago

from the seed..."McCarthy blamed Schiff for Iranian-backed attacks against U.S. troops."

Maybe he should blame all the trumpbusters on Newstalkers...it would make as much nonsense.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
5  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

He's putting the blame where it belongs...on Shithead Schiff and the worthless Democrat party.

Plenty of evidence abounds that Sulemani was responsible for hundreds of death and was planning more attacks...but you wouldn't believe any legitimate evidence

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @5    3 weeks ago

Please provide said evidence.  

 
 
 
Krishna
5.2  Krishna  replied to  Greg Jones @5    3 weeks ago
He's putting the blame where it belongs...on Shithead Schiff

There you go again-- typical Schiff Derangement Syndrome!

 
 
 
Krishna
6  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Schiff Derangement Syndrome!

(AKA "SDS" IMHO).

 
 
 
Dulay
7  Dulay    2 weeks ago
"You know what? He's the chairman of the Intel Committee," McCarthy said about Schiff. "Maybe had he spent the last year working on that — trying to protect us from what was happening in Iran, from the bombing of the tankers, Saudi Arabia, taking down our drones. Instead of taking that committee and making an impeachment, he would never have made that comment."

What does the attack on Saudi Arabia have to do with 'us'? 

The tanker bombings [again, nothing to do with 'us'] and the downing of our drone happened in JUNE, months before the Impeachment inquiry started. 

I won't be holding my breath for McCarthy to blame the SENATE Intel Committee for failing to protect 'us' from those same events. 

McCarthy is a hack. 

 
 
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