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Local Members of Congress React to Airstrike Attack Killing Iran General

by ECT
General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught! He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people, including the recent large number of PROTESTERS killed in Iran itself. While Iran will never be able to properly admit it, Soleimani was both hated and feared within the country. They are not nearly as saddened as the leaders will let the outside world believe. He should have been taken out many years ago!

Mark DeSaulnier

“Last night’s deadly military strike against Iran’s top general was alarming and represents a massive escalation against Iran that Congress was not consulted on. I join House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in demanding that we work to avoid potential retaliation.”


Jerry McNerney

With no congressional approval or consultation, the president launched targeted airstrikes and has now ordered thousands more soldiers to a region of the world that he promised to withdraw American troops from. None of us will shed a tear for Qasem Suleimani – he was a murderer, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American troops and thousands of innocent civilians. But once again this president has acted without any thought for a long-term national security strategy, and put more Americans’ lives in danger. Our founding fathers created a system of checks and balances to ensure this kind of reckless behavior could be stopped by a co-equal branch of government. We cannot allow the sole power in the executive to force our nation into another senseless war.


Jackie Speier

I fear that last night’s strike constitutes the Trump Administration’s biggest and most consequential foreign policy blunder to date. These killings will not be judged by their deserving targets, but by President Trump’s overall strategy in the region, or lack thereof, and the ability to prevent further escalation and protect U.S. personnel, assets, and our allies in the days and weeks ahead. My thoughts are with the U.S. servicemembers and civil servants now in harm’s way.


Eric Swalwell:

The U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad is a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region, and a departure from our longstanding foreign policy practices, undertaken without any congressional notice or approval. No American family will mourn Suleimani’s loss, but every family should be concerned this killing brings America closer to a war we must avoid.

I was briefed Friday as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, but I still have many questions. The President must show the American people whatever specific intelligence he has to support this action; a legal justification for taking this action without a proper congressional authorization for use of military force; and a strategic rationale with a concrete plan for dealing with its inevitable consequences.

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Motherland Jan 4, 2020 - 8:03 am

Had it been Obama they would be partying in the streets. If this situation would have been a Benghazi they would still lambaste the president… I say vote these 3 life time political millionaires out, they support terrorism and the socialist agenda. (PS one of them farts)

Cheshire Cat Jan 4, 2020 - 5:26 pm

Turns out that General Soleimani was a busy man. He traveled all over the Middle East checking out area where he could cause problems. Libyan friends said he was behind the Benghazi attack.

Mary Sue Jan 4, 2020 - 8:57 am

It’s the cliché wealthy out-of-touch leader marching his own young people into war, while he sits safe in the ivory tower. Meanwhile when it was Trump’s time to serve in the military, his miraculous “bone spurs” saved him (even though he played intramural college sports and his family doctor who saved him conveniently rented his medical office in the building Trump’s father owned). And then he makes fun of a POW like McCain. This is the kind of “tough guy” Republicans see, the kind of Americans that have the yellow ribbon sticker on their bumper just so our American kids can come back in coffins with the flag on top, or homeless with PTSD. Our country would rather bomb and murder innocent people in foreign countries than take care of our own fellow Americans. ‘Murica!!!!! There’s a reason why the Nordic countries are neutral and laugh at our fat ignorant country.

“They got money for war but can’t feed the poor”

Bearman Jan 4, 2020 - 4:53 pm

If you have a problem with Trump’s bone spurs, have a chat with the military physician who examined him. Otherwise, just shut up!

I’m going to vote for Trump’s reelection just to PISS OFF libnuts like you!

Fuck donnie Jan 4, 2020 - 7:16 pm

His dr was bought off to. Just like you moron. This orange faced pos has his ass sucked clean everyday. It amazes me.

Mona Lisa Jan 5, 2020 - 3:33 pm

You can’t freakin’ read, can you? Trump’s family doctor didn’t have the final say . . whether he was paid off or not. It is the military physician who makes the decision. Learn to improve your reading comprehension and do some research, if you even can!

Michael Rare Jan 4, 2020 - 6:05 pm

Mary Sue! Trump’s family physician did not have the final say. It was MILITARY one who examined him and made the decision. Playing college sports is very different from having to march for hundreds of miles with heavy gear, or weren’t you ware of that? What is YOUR military experience? By the way, those who decide to join the military are not kids! We do not have a draft and everyone who joins the military does it voluntarily. A solder’s job is to FIGHT, or weren’t you aware of that! They don’t just sit there shucking oysters!

Wtfu Jan 4, 2020 - 7:20 pm

Michael, and you believe this bull shit ass in the White House?? Shame on you.

Michael Rare Jan 5, 2020 - 3:36 pm

Wtfu, I worked in the White House and know how it operates and you may now remove your head from your rear orifice!

E. Drago Jan 6, 2020 - 2:15 pm

Guess what, Wtfu! I voted for President Trump and will vote for him again and then I’ll vote for Mike Pence in 2024! You liberals are finished! Look who is running for the office now? Total losers! Bernie is on top now? Too funny! Maybe he will talk Hillary into being his VP and then she will eliminate him and become president. Ya think? Remember, how many people have disappeared after their names appeared on the Clinton Enemies List (CEL)? I think the number is now 164. Look what happened to Epstein!

Wtfu Jan 4, 2020 - 8:40 pm

wow, you people really have your heads up donnies ass. Of course the military acted on the money of donnies dad. He bought little bone spur bitch out of the draft and you don’t even get It. and still kiss his bottom.

Sven Schenker Jan 5, 2020 - 8:35 am

Wow – you ain’t too bright are ya WTFU
You seriously need to leave the house, get a job, contribute to society, pull your weight

We are all getting sick and tired of replenishing your debit card each week

Debra St. John Jan 5, 2020 - 3:40 pm

Oh sure! The military suddenly had the unmitigated gall to find Trump’s personal doctor and take some bribe money? I guess liberals like you actually believe that. No wonder your Hillary had a crushing defeat and you just can’t get over it, can you. So? What will YOU do after Trump is reelected? Do yourself in? Leave the country? Let us know!

Antioch-Pittsburg Highway Jan 4, 2020 - 9:54 am

To Jakie Speier – Trump policy for terrorists he plainly stated as “We will find you. We will eliminate you. We will always protect our diplomats, service members, all Americans and our allies”. Not a full foreign policy statement but a small paragraph from his broader policy that she is well aware of but is too busy hating to listen. To DeSaulnier, McNerney, Swallwell – Statements that Congress was not notified of the plan to strike is an empty statement. Every news media I listened to and read say this monster has been well known for a decade. Congress had plenty of time to evaluate the threat he posed to America and vote on their own resolution to act. All three are fools to think that they still needed time to debate Trump’s action to strike after the intelligence community that Swalwell oversights on has collected the evidence to act.

Mockdude Jan 4, 2020 - 10:17 am

These four jackasses voted for impeachment. They have NEVER shown any support for this president. What I have learned from the DEMS is that no matter what president Donald J trump does, they will never agree with his foreign policy. If the president says white the DEMS say black. It’s quite obvious. There is nothing fair there is nothing balanced.

Roxanne Fox Jan 4, 2020 - 5:59 pm

You are right! When Preident Trump was inaugurated, McNerney DID NOT show up so I called his office and some flunky told me that “Congressman McNerney had a previous engagement!” … I told him, “Sure he had! I hope he paid her well. He had a few weeks to change his previous engagement!” McNerney showed disrespect for his constituents even those who did not vote for him. Since that incident, he does NOT represent my interests even though I live in his district.

Mike G Jan 4, 2020 - 7:20 pm

Mcnerney is a complete joke and fraud. Just collecting a taxpayer paycheck for sitting on his ass. JOKE!

Dawn Marie Jan 6, 2020 - 6:41 pm

I can’t stand him! He disrespects his constituents! He has to kiss the asses of his fellow liberal congress members.

owen Jan 4, 2020 - 11:34 am

The USA took out a known Iranian terrorist while he was traveling to organize terrorist attacks outside of Iran. How is this any different than taking out a military commander on the battle field before he can launch his attack? The battle field today isn’t what it was 100 years ago. Today’s terrorists hide in schools, hospitals, masques, and use women and children for shields.

Christina Jan 5, 2020 - 3:53 pm

The late Maj. Gen. Soleimani’s replacement is a dead ringer for him. Maj. Gen. Esmail Ghaani physical appearance shows that there might be a biological connection. He even sports the ring worn by Soleimani — an 18+ carat Burmese ruby — scraped off his mangled corpse ………. which was the personal property of the late Shah of Iran (Pahlavi). But, unlike his predecessor, this new replacement exhibits some smarts! To his credit, he is not heading out to Iraq, but remains in Iran. Nonetheless, Trump should eliminate him as well. There are ways.

Jg Jan 4, 2020 - 12:01 pm

I’m with Motherland. Vote these political fools out. They are not interested in your well being. They are career politicians will personal prejudices and in no way care for our safety. The President promised to keep America and Americans safe. God bless him for that. Vote these foolish selfserving career politicians out. They are not good for America or California.

Wayne K Wilson Jan 4, 2020 - 2:15 pm

Trump just cured cancer , dems scream he is putting doctors out of business .

Mike G Jan 4, 2020 - 2:18 pm

God Bless Trump. Finally hard working Americans have a leader that puts America first!

Tammy Jan 4, 2020 - 4:55 pm

Obama would have run and hide and would actually encourage someone like General Soleimani to attack our diplomats and contractors.

Madeleine Jan 4, 2020 - 5:22 pm

This general had plans to attack Americans abroad! This includes diplomats and others in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, Libya, etc.

It is the job of our president to protect our people anywhere they may be found. Is that a problem with the three stooges (McNerney, DeSaulnier and Swallowswell?) and the commie Jackie Speier who had to add her two crusty cents!

Terry Wilde Jan 4, 2020 - 6:10 pm

Swalwell is afraid to get on TV again for fear he will let a few farts! Watch your diet, Eric! No more saurkraut and pickles!

Stacy Winner Jan 4, 2020 - 9:27 pm

Jacki Speier says having that terrorist general killed was Trump’s biggest foreign policy “blunder.” I think her birth was a bigger blunder! She would hand over our military personnel to the enemy without batting an eye! What a witch!

Mike S Jan 5, 2020 - 2:37 pm

In general a president has always been re-elected during wartime. Although I may not agree with everything Trump does, I agree with almost nothing the liberal left has come to be about.

We are being taxed out of our homes. Taxed into starvation. Democrats rule and win votes by fearmongering. Ban 11+ round clips!! They are called Magazines…. They ban anything they fear. And anything they don’t fear they tax.

Laws are so poorly written by people who know nothing of the subject being written that such grey areas exist where an entire beaurea of government settles and dismiss lawsuits due to the scare of their legal definitions actually biting them in their own behind.

Just look at the City Council of San Francisco declaring the NRA a terrorist organization…

Look at the fact that tobacco kills half a million people a year and we are rushing to ban “assault weapons”. Democrats are so scared of a civil war and their loss of power. That is the exact reason they wish to limit your 2nd amendment. Please show me one left politician who does not have armed body guards.

This country is on the brink of civil war and our homelessness is at an all time high. We need to get our own crap together before it is too late.

Padma Jan 6, 2020 - 2:41 am

A large number of the people in Iran are young and sick and tired of having their country ruled by ayatollas! Many want American goods, music, etc. A large number of them actually rebelled and protested begging our president (at that time OBAMA) for some encouragement! Obama said nothing and many of these people have been imprisoned, tortured and killed. I have relatives there and know what happened.

Rosemary Ross Jan 6, 2020 - 6:38 pm

The liberal congressmen will be fighting for Iran! They’re dumb enough not to differentiate.

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