Two Republican Senators BLAST Trump Administration Over Iran Hearing

We’ve barely made it into the year a week and there has already been enough crazy news and events going on to talk for months.

Probably the biggest story of the week was the ordered attack on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani which then lead to the retaliatory attack from Iran in which they launched fifteen missiles at U.S. military bases in Iraq. Fortunately, we knew of the coming attack and no one was killed in the attack.

The strike against Soleimani was the subject of a Senate briefing today, where Congresspersons hoped to have some light shed on the reasoning and the timing of that maneuver.

Not everyone was satisfied with what they heard, including a number of Republican Senators.

GOP Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped the administration over a closed-door briefing on Iran on Wednesday, announcing they will now support a resolution reining in President Trump‘s military powers. 

Lee, speaking to reporters after a roughly hourlong closed-door meeting with administration officials, characterized it as “the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least on a military issue.”

Lee said the officials warned that Congress would “embolden” Iran if lawmakers debated Trump’s war powers.

“I find this insulting and demeaning … to the office that each of the 100 senators in this building happens to hold. I find it insulting and demeaning to the Constitution of the United States,” Lee said.

Lee did not say which briefer made the assertion but specified that no administration representative contradicted them. He added that he was going to have a “conversation” with Trump about the remarks.

“I find that absolutely insane. I think that’s unacceptable,” Lee added.

Both Lee and Paul then said that they would both likely support the efforts of the Democratic to curb President Trump’s war powers if they were asked to vote on the legislation.