House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not thrilled about the airstrikes President Donald Trump approved on Iraq last night — which killed several high ranking military officials, including Qasem Soleimani.
According to a statement by Pelosi, she did not appreciate that she wasn’t notified of the strikes and discouraged “disproportionate” action.
Her statement is as follows:
“American leaders’ highest priority is to protect American lives and interests. But we cannot put the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions. Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence. America – and the world – cannot afford to have tensions escalate to the point of no return.
“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.”
Pelosi currently is still holding onto House-approved impeachment articles against Trump, waiting to send them to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell until she sees a “fair” trial will be put on.
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